Rex

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