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TETRIX PRIZM Robotics Controller

Our educators asked for it, and we’ve delivered the single most requested addition to the TETRIX® robotics system. The TETRIX PRIZM™ Robotics Controller is a fully integrated, programmable brain for your bot that features a variety of motor, servo, encoder, and sensor ports with convenient connectors.

This controller offers the best of both worlds – a learning tool that is powerful yet easy to use. Now, you and your students can take learning to new heights by creating smarter, more precise robots that are as real world as it gets. Check out all the features!

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Tools to crack the code

Technology, engineering, and computer science come to life when using robotics in the classroom, and we’ve included all the tools you need to deliver real-world, project-based lessons. The programmer’s guide, included in the robotics sets (43053 and 43054), teaches the essentials of building and coding a robot and integrating sensors using the PRIZM controller and the Arduino Software (IDE).

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Getting started made easy

Enable your high school students to get hands on with real-world technology and a robust engineering design platform using the TETRIX MAX robotics system.

The TETRIX PRIZM Robotics Controller and MAX building system helps students develop in-demand skills as they design, build, code, and test programmable robots using high-quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components coupled with project-based activities.

If you can dream it, you can build it with TETRIX robotics.

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The Sensor Extension Cable extends the length available for creating connections from the TETRIX® PRIZM™ Robotics Controller to a sensor. Each cable is 30 cm long.

$2.95

This pack contains a line-tracker module that transmits a digital signal to the TETRIX® PRIZM™ Robotics Controller, enabling a robot to follow a black line on a white background or vice versa. The sensor consists of two parts: an IR-emitting LED and an IR-sensitive phototransistor. Comes with a mount, connecting sensor cable, and the hardware needed for attaching the sensor to the TETRIX hole pattern.

$11.95

Controls the power from the battery pack to the PRIZM™ Robotics Controller with the flip of a switch.

$12.95

The TETRIX® PRIZM™ Robotics Controller is a fully integrated, programmable brain for your bot that features a variety of motor, servo, encoder, and sensor ports with convenient connectors that enable you to control your robot's behavior like never before. This controller offers the best of both worlds – a learning tool that is powerful yet easy to use. With PRIZM you can take learning to new heights by creating robots that are smarter, more precise, and as real world as it gets.

The controller is specifically developed for use with the TETRIX MAX building system and comes with programming support for the Arduino Software (IDE), which is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, and Linux devices that have a USB port.

The PRIZM Robotics Controller features:

  • 32 KB flash programmable memory
  • ATmega328P processor with Arduino Optiboot bootloader installed
  • 4 digital sensor ports (D2 can be used as a serial port) and 3 analog sensor ports
  • 1 I2C port, 1 USB programming port, 1 motor controller expansion port, and 2 quadrature encoder input ports
  • 2 high-current DC motor control ports
  • 6 standard control servo ports and 2 continuous rotation (CR) servo ports
  • Battery connection port (additional port used to daisy-chain power to other devices)
  • Programmable Start button (green) and a non-programmable Stop/Reset button (red)
  • Comes with USB cable, power switch, motor cables, and a Quick-Start Guide

$179.00