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ADALM1000 ("M1K") Active Learning Module for FIRST Robotics

Blog Post created by ColmPrendergast Employee on Sep 23, 2016

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Analog Devices has donated the "M1K" kit to FRC Teams to assist in debugging Electronics Hardware and Software problems.

 

WHAT IS IT?

The ADALM1000 Active Learning Module (“M1K” for short) is an easy to use tool available from Analog Devices Inc. that can be used to introduce fundamentals of electrical engineering in a self or instructor lead setting.

M1K

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The ADALM1000 enables the user to transform any laptop into a two channel oscilloscope:

  • Two channels signal generation—voltage or current output
  • Two channels signal measurement
  • Two fixed power supplies
  • Four digital signals
  • USB power/communications

 

M1K Specs

HOW DO I USE IT?

Work on code without needing to complete your mechanical system by using the ADI M1K to test your RoboRIO outputs before attaching hardware. Test out a control loop by using the M1K as a data acquisition system, or use it to generate a signal and see if your RoboRIO is producing the correct electrical result.

For more information, check out: https://www.analog.com/first

 

MORE INFORMATION:

From the analog.com/first website, scroll down to “M1K Included in the Kit of Parts” to find helpful demo videos.  You can also go to  the Active Learning Module  wiki page, this includes links for the software, datasheet, and tutorials. More information about how to use the "M1K" to help diagnose robot software and electronics problems will be updated here as the build season progresses.

 

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