What's in the Box

TI‑Innovator™ Hub with On-Board Components

À  A Light Brightness Sensor at the bottom of the Hub can be read as "BRIGHTNESS" in Hub command strings.

Á  Red LED is addressable as "LIGHT" in Hub command strings.

  Speaker (at back of Hub, not shown) is addressable as "SOUND" in Hub command strings.

à Red-Green-Blue LED is addressable as "COLOR" in Hub command strings.

Also visible on the face of the Hub are:

A Green auxiliary power LED

B Green power LED,

C Red error LED.

Built-in Ports

Left side ‑ Three ports for collecting data or status from input modules:

IN 1 and IN 2 provide 3.3V power.
IN 3 provides 5V power.

Right side ‑ Three ports for controlling output modules:

OUT 1 and OUT 2 provide 3.3V power.
OUT 3 provides 5V power.

Bottom ‑ Light Brightness Sensor (described earlier) and two ports:

I2C port connects to peripherals that use the I2C communication protocol.
DATA Mini‑B port, used with the appropriate cable, connects to a compatible graphing calculator or computer for data and power.

Top ‑ Two connectors:

USB-Micro connector (PWR) for auxiliary power required by some components. Also used for updating the Hub internal software.
Breadboard Connector with 20 labeled pins for communication with connected components. A breadboard and jumper cables are included with the TI‑Innovator™ Breadboard Pack, sold separately.

See also: TI-Innovator™ Hub Ports and Breadboard Usable Pins.


USB Cables

À  USB Unit‑to‑Unit (Mini‑A to Mini‑B) ‑ Connects the Hub to a TI CE Graphing Calculator or a TI‑Nspire™ CX Handheld.

Á  USB Standard A to Mini‑B ‑ Connects the Hub to a computer running TI‑Nspire™ CX Software.

  USB Standard A to Micro ‑ Connects the PWR port of the Hub to a TI approved power source required by some peripherals.

Auxiliary Power

TI Wall Charger - Supplies power through the TI‑Innovator™ Hub for components, such as motors, that require additional power.

The optional External Battery Pack can also provide auxiliary power.

Note: An auxiliary power LED on the Hub indicates when the Hub is receiving auxiliary power.