Rex is a single-board computer running linux-based Alphalem OS that makes it easier to build an advanced robotic system. There's no software installation required - just open a terminal application on your PC, connect Rex via your PC's serial port, and power it on!
Rex can supply up to 20A (10A per side) directly from a 6-12V Ni-MH battery to connected devices. That's more than enough to power a couple servo drivers, Arduinos, rangefinders, and full servo load on an 18-servo hexapod robot!
When you want to step up to the more advanced stuff, Rex has you covered! Stereo Audio In/Out connectors for voice recognition/speech synthesis, a parallel camera port for interfacing a camera module directly to the ARM+DSP cores and speedy image processing, and a USB Host port for webcams, WiFi adapters... or anything else we didn't think of!
Specs & Features
- Texas Instruments DM3730
- 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Processor with built-in 800MHz DSP core
- 512MB LPDDR SDRAM
- MicroSD slot
- Dual Battery inputs (6-12V, 10A max per side) for mobile use
- 5V regulated input for desktop development
- Dual I2C expansion ports with unregulated power outputs (10A per side, 20A total)
- USB Host port
- 3.5mm Stereo Audio-in jack
- 3.5mm Stereo Audio-out jack
- Camera module port