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Introducing the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board

The classroom solution that converts curiosity into understanding

Innovator Hub

Inspire the next generation of innovators and inventors

The TI-Innovator™ Hub is the centerpiece of the TI-Innovator™ System, a project kit that extends the functionality of Texas Instruments (TI) graphing calculators to make coding and engineering design accessible to students in the classroom.
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TI-Innovator™ Hub

Plug-and-play and ready-to-use with TI graphing calculators, the TI-Innovator™ Hub enables students to learn basic coding and design, use those skills to program and build working solutions, and connect science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts.

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Extended functionality

The TI-Innovator™ Hub supports the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld and software.

Code. Design. Build.

Get students asking questions that prompt exploration and conceptual understanding in basic programming, engineering design, mathematics and science.

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10 Minutes of Code for the TI-Innovator™ Hub

Introduce students to the basics of coding and build their understanding of math concepts, programming logic and coding skills using TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX technology to control the TI-Innovator™ Hub.

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Science Through Engineering Design

Create opportunities for students to incorporate the principles of engineering design in activities that encourage them to build, design and test projects that explore life and physical science with TI-Nspire™ CX technology.

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Path to STEM Projects

Guide students on the path to building their own STEM projects with activities that challenge them to learn the science concepts that support the development of engineering skills. For use with the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator.

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Create. Experience.

Embed coding and engineering design into engaging math and science lessons with the TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI graphing technology.

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Hands-on experience

TI LaunchPad™ Technology — used by engineers in the field — is built in, giving students early exposure to professional applications.

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Plug-and-play ready

The TI-Innovator™ Hub is ready out-of-the-box to connect with TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX graphing technology.

Take STEM to the next level

The TI-Innovator™ Hub has breadboard connectors that enable students to solve open-ended problems by building their own projects.

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Unlimited opportunities

Multiple input and output ports expand the TI-Innovator™ Hub capability to motivate students to imagine, design, build and test creative solutions.

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Interact with the real world

Students can write code to program working solutions that actuate a red-green-blue LED, single red LED, light brightness sensor and speaker built into the TI-Innovator™ Hub.

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Built for the classroom

The TI-Innovator™ Hub is enclosed in a durable case that is ready for your classroom.

Extend STEM exploration with the TI-Innovator™ Packs

The TI-Innovator™ Packs provide the components to extend the capabilities of the TI-Innovator™ Hub.

TI-Innovator™ Breadboard Pack

Required for the Path to STEM Projects activities, this pack contains resistors, capacitors, LEDs and other components for exploring electronics principles.

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TI-Innovator™ I/O Module Pack

Required for Science Through Engineering Design activities, this pack contains a servo motor, vibration motor, light sensor and white LED modules.

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Ultrasonic Ranger Module

This module measures distance from the module in centimeters for use in programming and STEM projects.

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Specifications for the TI-Innovator™ Hub

Hardware

Hardware

  • Durable enclosure
  • Three input ports
  • Three output ports
  • Breadboard connector with 20 labeled pins
  • I²C port
  • Mini-USB Port (DATA port for connection to a TI graphing calculator, or a computer running TI-Nspire™ CX software)
  • Micro-USB port (POWER port to connect to external power source)
  • Powered by a MSP-EXP432P401-ET TI LaunchPad™ Board
Built-in functionality

On-board components

  • Red LED
  • Red-Green-Blue (RGB) LED
  • Light Brightness Sensor
  • Speaker

Compatibility graphing technology

  • TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator
  • TI-Nspire™ CX handheld
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS handheld
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Student Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Student Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX and TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ NC Teacher Software
Programming

Compatible programming languages

  • TI Basic (through TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator or TI-Nspire™ CX Technology)
  • Lua (through TI-Nspire™ CX Technology)

Accessories

  • I/O Module Pack
    • Light Sensor module with detachable cable
    • LED module with detachable cable
    • Vibration Motor module with detachable cable
    • Servo Motor with attached cable
  • Ultrasonic Ranger Module
  • Breadboard Pack
    • Contains a breadboard and multiple components to explore such as LEDs, Resistors, Thermistor, Potentiometer, Segment Display, Small DC motor, and more
  • External Battery for TI-Innovator™ Hub

Sketch Upgrade System Requirements

Computer OS

  • Windows®: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Mac®: MacOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and up (64-bit only)

Computer Hardware

  • Free Disk Space: 100 MB
  • Processor: 1+ GHz, and requires SSE2 instruction set, which some processors released prior to 2003 may not have.

Browser Requirements

  • Firefox: Version 30 and up
  • Chrome: Version 40 and up
  • Safari: Version 7 and up
Support

Support

  • One-year limited warranty
  • Toll-free help hotline: 1-866-846-2844
  • e-mail help line: ti-cares@ti.com
  • Classroom activities available
  • Workshop Loan Program – borrow TI-Innovator™ Hub for workshops
  • TI Technology Rewards program - point values redeemable for additional TI products and
  • Complete guidebooks available

Accessories

TI-Innovator™ Packs and modules provide the components to extend the capabilities of the TI-Innovator™ Hub.

TI-Innovator IO Module Pack

TI-Innovator™ I/O Module Pack

This pack contains I/O Module components for projects that connect science concepts, programming and coding skills.

  • The components in this pack connect to the TI-Innovator™ Hub output and input ports
  • Contains the needed components for the Science Through Engineering Design activities
  • Components can be used to extend students’ programming creativity

Contents:

  • Servo motor: 360 degree, continuous rotation servo motor
  • Vibration motor: Coin type motor that vibrates
  • Light sensor: Sensor that detects the light intensity of the environment.
  • White LED: Light-emitting diode that emits white light

TI-Innovator™ Breadboard Pack

The TI-Innovator™ Breadboard Pack is ideal for use in exploring electronics principles.

  • The components in this pack connect to the TI-Innovator™ Hub breadboard connector
  • Contains the needed components for the Path to STEM Projects activities
  • Pack contains a breadboard and multiple components to explore such as LEDs, Resistors, Thermistor, Switches, Potentiometer, Segment Display, Small DC motor and more

TI-Innovator™ Breadboard Pack Contents:

  • Breadboard
  • Forty – male to male breadboard jumper cables
  • Ten – male to female breadboard jumper cables
  • LEDs five (5)- green, ten (10)-red, two (2)-RGB
  • Resistors ten (10)-each of 100 Ohm, 1K Ohm, 10K Ohm, 100K Ohm, 10M Ohm
  • Assorted capacitors 1- each of 100 µF, 10 µF, 1 µF
  • Seven segment display
  • 940nm Infrared transmitter and receiver
  • Thermistor
  • Analog temperature sensor
  • Potentiometer with knob
  • Small DC motor
  • Diode
  • Light sensor
  • SPDT slide switch
  • Eight-Position DIP switch
  • 8 100 Ohm resistor SIP package
  • Two-Power MOSFET
  • Four AA battery holder
TI-Innovator Ranger Module

Ultrasonic Ranger Module

This module measures distance from the module in centimeters for use in programming and STEM projects.

TI-Innovator External Battery

External Battery for TI-Innovator™ Hub

Optional source of power when using components that require extra power.

Resources

Helpful links to keep your TI-Innovator™ System up to date, online learning opportunities, and project-based learning activities that help students explore, understand and connect the principles of science, math, coding, engineering design and electronics.

Support

Operating Systems and App

Keep your TI-84 Plus CE, TI-Nspire™ CX technology and TI-Innovator™ Hub up to date.

TI-84 Plus CE

TI-Innovator™ Hub App for TI-84 Plus CE

TI-Nspire™ CX technology updates

Guidebook

Download the latest product manuals and Getting Started guides to get the most from your TI-Innovator™ Hub.

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Keep your TI-Innovator™ Hub up to date

Ensure that you have the latest capabilities and support for your TI-Innovator™ Hub.

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Lessons

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10 Minutes of Code for the TI-Innovator™ Hub

Introduce students to the basics of coding and build their understanding of math concepts, programming logic and coding skills using TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX technology to control the TI-Innovator™ Hub.

Learn More
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Science Through Engineering Design

Create opportunities for students to incorporate the principles of engineering design in activities that encourage them to build, design and test projects that explore life and physical science with TI-Nspire™ CX technology.

Learn More

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Path to STEM Projects

Guide students on the path to building their own STEM projects with activities that challenge them to learn the science concepts that support the development of engineering skills. For use with the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator.

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Webinar

Webinars

Learn how to effectively use the TI-Innovator™ System and content to engage students in the STEM classroom with these free online webinars.

Webinars and Tutorials

Self-Service Knowledge Base

This searchable Knowledge Base provides answers to most questions for the TI-Innovator™ System.

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Test programs

Troubleshoot problems with your TI-Innovator™ Hub with these test programs for the components on the board and the I/O modules.

On-board components for:

TI-Nspire™ CX technology

TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator


I/O Modules for:

TI-Nspire™ CX technology

TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator