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The coding platform that students program with TI graphing calculators to explore math, science and STEM principles.

Innovator Hub

Inspire the next generation of innovators and inventors

The TI-Innovator™ Hub is the centerpiece of the TI-Innovator™ Technology, 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.
TI-Innovator Hub

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 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.

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.

TI-Innovator Rover and Breadboard pack

Take STEM to the next level

Challenge students to solve open-ended problems by building projects with the TI-Innovator™ breadboard pack or TI-Innovator™ Rover programmable robotic vehicle.

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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™ accessories

Component packs and Rover 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 Modules

From motors to sensors, the I/O Modules plug into the input or output ports of the TI-Innovator™ Hub to quickly and easily expand the capabilities of the TI-Innovator™ Hub

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TI-SensorLink Adapter

This adapter allows for connection to four popular Vernier sensors to the TI-Innovator™ Hub. Use the pH, Temperature, Force, or Pressure sensors from Vernier in your TI-Innovator™ activities.

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TI-Innovator™ Rover

Rover is a programmable robotic vehicle, with multiple built-in sensors, that is controlled by the TI-Innovator™ Hub and compatible TI graphing calculators.

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Specifications

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
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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

Accessories

  • I/O Module
    • Light Sensor module
    • White LED module
    • Vibration Motor module
    • Servo Motor
    • Ultrasonic Ranger module
    • Temperature module – Available Late Summer 2018
    • Hall Sensor module – Available Late Summer 2018
    • Temperature and Humidity (DHT) module – Available Late Summer 2018
    • Moisture module – Available Late Summer 2018
    • Water Pump – Available Late Summer 2018
    • MOSFET module – Available Late Summer 2018
  • 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
  • TI-SensorLink™ adapter
  • External Battery for TI-Innovator™ Hub
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Computer OS

  • Windows® system requirements:
    • OS: Windows 7® SP1, Windows 10
    • Compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Operating Systems
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or higher generation processor (Except Intel Atom)
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Hard drive: Approximately 100 MB of available hard-disk space
    • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 (minimum) - 3840 x 2160 (maximum)
  • Mac® system requirements:
    • OS: Mac® OS X 10.12, 10.13
    • Hardware: Any Mac 2008 or newer
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Hard drive: Approximately 100 MB of available hard-disk space
    • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 (minimum) - 3840 x 2160 (maximum)

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

Accessories

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

TI-Innovator Rover

TI-Innovator™ Rover

Rover is a two-wheeled programmable robotic vehicle that works with the TI-Innovator™ Hub.

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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

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

I/O Modules

From motors to sensors, the I/O Modules plug into the input or output ports of the TI-Innovator™ Hub to quickly and easily expand the capabilities of the TI-Innovator™ Hub. Unless noted otherwise all modules below are sold in a pack of 5.

  • Light Sensor*: Sensor that detects the light intensity of the environment.
  • White LED*: Light-emitting diode that emits white light
  • Vibration Motor*: Coin type motor that vibrates
  • Servo Motor*: 360 degree, continuous rotation servo motor
  • Temperature: Measures ambient temperature. Available Late Summer 2018
  • Hall Sensor: Sensor that measures the Hall Effect. Available Late Summer 2018
  • Temperature and Humidity (DHT): Sensor that measures relative humidity and the temperature. Available Late Summer 2018
  • Moisture module: Detects the moisture of soil, to judge if there is dampness around the sensor. Available Late Summer 2018
  • Water pump: Submergible water pump with tubing. Available Summer 2018
  • MOSFET module: Power control components. Available Summer 2018
  • Ultrasonic Ranger: Measures distance from the module in centimeters (sold individually)

*Also sold as part of TI-Innovator I/O Module Pack

TI-SensorLink™ Adapter

This adapter allows for connection to four popular Vernier sensors to the TI-Innovator™ Hub. Use the pH, Temperature, Force, or Pressure sensors from Vernier in your TI-Innovator™ activities.

TI-Innovator External Battery

External Battery for TI-Innovator™ Hub

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

Resouces

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.

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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. You will need to have the latest version of your calculator operating system and TI-Innovator sketch. Select the appropriate product you use with TI-Innovator for quick access to the files you need.

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Code. Design. Build.

Open new channels for inquiry, exploration and collaboration with free activities for TI-Innovator™ technology.

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.

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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, Rover, or I/O Modules with these test programs.

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


Rover for:

TI-Nspire™ CX technology

TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator