NI roboRIO

am-3000

$435.00

NOTE: This product is not included in any Sales or Discounts. Customers who are not affiliated with FIRST teams are required to purchase this product through National Instruments (https://sine.ni.c...Read More

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NOTE: This product is not included in any Sales or Discounts. Customers who are not affiliated with FIRST teams are required to purchase this product through National Instruments (https://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/213308), not AndyMark.

The NI roboRIO is the next generation in student robotics controllers. For the most up to date information, and technical specifics, please visit the National Instruments roboRIO webpage. For more roboRIO support for FIRST Robotics Competition teams, visit ni.com/frc

This device is designed specifically with FIRST in mind. It's more powerful, lighter, and smaller than the previous generation. This controller will give FRC teams never before seen computing power.  Here you can find instructions on how to set up your FRC control system with the roboRIO as the central controlling unit.

If you need to replace your roboRIO for any reason contact NI at 866-511-6285

F.A.Q.
  • Will my FRC Team receive the roboRio?
    • Rookie teams receive a roboRIO in their Kit of Parts. Veteran teams do not receive one in the Kit, but you can purchase one through AndyMark.
  • Will roboRIO support other programming languages?
    • Yes, it will support LabVIEW, Java, and C++.
  • How is roboRIO different from myRIO?
    • Both devices use the Xilinx Zynq chipset (processor + FPGA) and use a lot of the same architecture. roboRIO has connectors and I/O specific for use in FIRST (e.g. CAN and PWM connectors), while the myRIO uses generic screw terminals for all I/O. The software experience will also differ between the devices initial since the roboRIO will require the FRC Suite. The roboRIO is also designed to be more rugged so that it can survive multiple FRC seasons through features such as conformal coating and extra short protection.
  • Can non FRC Teams purchase a roboRIO?
  • Can I get more information on the roboRIO?
  • We lost our power connector, where can I get more?

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70 reviews

  1. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    RoboRio

    This is a roborio

    CB from Gulfport

    Verified Purchaser

  2. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    roboRIO USB Port

    Had the bad luck to receive one of the roboRIO's that grab onto the USB cable and won't release it once you finish programming the flash. After a quick search of the web it looks like this has been a problem since 2015. It would have been nice if NI could have corrected this problem sometime in the last five years. Hopefully NI's suggestion of shoving plastic pieces inside the connector will work and release the cable. The roboRIO was also not packed very well. It was inside a thin bubble wrap bag that was inside a box that had nothing to keep the roboRIO from just sliding around. That box was then placed in a larger shipping box that had the rest of our order (including heavier metal pieces). Fortunately it seems to be working even with the USB cable hanging from the port.

    BG from BONAIRE

    Verified Purchaser

  3. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great service!

    I received what I ordered, in a very timely manner, in perfect condition. Thanks for the continued great service.

    bp from media

    Verified Purchaser

  4. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Review"

    "5 stars"

    SH from Seminole

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    Review

    5 Stars

    BF from Duluth

  6. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "The right part for the job"

    "Our team is putting together a dedicated software test bed this summer; to be in sync with the competition machine we went with the same controller that is used for competition. Looking forward to seeing what the kids can do in the realm vision processing in the coming years."

    RH from Hillsboro

  7. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Review

    4 Stars

    AC from St-Laurent

  8. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    RoboRIO

    The RoboRio speaks for itself, the service from AndyMark was, as usual, excellent. Thanks.

    JO from Peterborough

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    Review

    5 Stars

    KK from Oak Ridge

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    "Review"

    "5 stars"

    MW from Bloomfield

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    Review

    5 Stars

    MC from Moorhead

  12. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    When do we get the am-9000?

    I heard we will be getting a new model of the roboRIO, but it will manufactured by NI's new division called "Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptang Zoo Boing!"

    RC from Carmel

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    Review

    5 Stars

    PH from Lenox

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    Review

    5 Stars

    FR from Jasper

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    Review

    5 Stars

    TK from Cambridge

  16. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly executed

    Love AndyMark

    AW from FRIDLEY

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    Review

    5 Stars

    DD from Winter Park

  18. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement

    This order was amazing. I could not believe how fast it arrived. Unfortunately this was ordered because another part from you quit during this first day of competition. We got a loaner part with the intention of getting our original part fixed. My coach and student programmer called separately and did not get a return phone call. We would still like to get the original fixed.

    DD from Schoolcraft

  19. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    RoboRIO

    Excellent service for this product!

    CL from Kingman

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    NI roboRIO

    Excellent customer service!!!! They were very professional and knowledgeable!!!

    JN from Dallas

  21. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised

    We bought this to use as a control board off of our robot for testing purposes. It worked just like it should have, and has helped us test some different things without having to un-bag our bot!

    KS from Reese

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    Review

    5 Stars

    KB from Missoula

  23. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tremendous Discout for FIRST Teams

    Purchased for FRC Team 2980's practice robot. The price break for FIRST teams is incredible. Thank you AndyMark! You made having a second robot affordable.

    RH from Oak Harbor

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    Review

    5 Stars

    ZM from LAFAYETTE

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    Review

    5 Stars

    LM from Uniontown

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    Review

    5 Stars

    JF from Ortonville

  27. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NI roboRIO

    Works real well in all our FRC applications - has always been reliable for us

    DP from Beaconsfield

  28. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Season's Greetings

    Continued prompt, courteous service. Good people with good product.

    BH from Port Perry

  29. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    roboRIO (am-3000)

    Took only a few days and everything was at our school

    PL from Montreal

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    Review

    5 Stars

    AS from Los Angeles

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    Review

    5 Stars

    CM from Batesville

  32. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "Replacement"

    "This order was amazing. I could not believe how fast it arrived. Unfortunately this was ordered because another part from you quit during this first day of competition. We got a loaner part with the intention of getting our original part fixed. My coach and student programmer called separately and did not get a return phone call. We would still like to get the original fixed."

    DD from Schoolcraft

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    Review

    5 Stars

    JS from New York

  34. star star star empty_star empty_star 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Packaging

    You guys packaged a $2000 piece of hardware(retail, $435 on AndyMark obviously) with a thin piece of ESD safe bubble wrap, a small box, and then tossed it in a box with other hardware with some paper packing to go with it. Not everyday you see that much carelessness, I was disappointed. While the device was fine, coming from FedEX with that shoddy packaging could have been a real problem with the way FedEX handles its packages.

    BB from Belgrade

  35. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Good

    From what I have seen, it looks like a good product. From dealing with NI, asking probably to many questions, and from handling it up close, I Believe it will be a good controller. Time will tell. And to whomever did the metal shavings review...learn to cover your electronics.

    JV from Grand Prairie

  36. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NI roboRIO (am-3000)

    5 Stars

    CS from Oxon Hill

  37. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    roboRio

    Product shipped and arrived ready for programming. All aspects of this item's order were a great experience.

    SD from Columbia

  38. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Adult Signature required

    I don't know why, but Fedex asked for an Adult Signature in order to deliver the package,

    AM from Katy

  39. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Review

    We were pleased with the quickness of the shipment and quality of product.

    KJ from Boyne City

  40. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly unlike our previous one

    We had a failure in the one from the 2015 KoP and bought this one as a replacement.

    CV from Blue Springs

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    Review

    5 Stars

    UV from Orange City

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    NIroboRIO

    Great, fast delivery!

    MH from Newhall

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    Review

    4 Stars

    MV from Northwood

  44. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Service

    Very pleased with delivery!

    JA from Allenton

  45. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best roboRIO you can buy

    Some farm boy told me "What a piece of junk!" but I told him "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid".

    MM from Durham

  46. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Roborio

    Web site was easy to navigate. Found roboRio and ordered. Now our robotics team has a spare. Shipped quickly.

    RC from Houston

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    roboRio

    A necessary component for our practice bot.

    WB from Somerset

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    Review

    Fast shipping

    SO from Bigfork

  49. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality programable controller

    We are very pleased with its features and flexibility and that it was so readily available, The documentation is excellent.

    EC from Memphis

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    Review

    4 Stars

    PP from Monroe

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    Review

    5 Stars

    JS from Knoxville

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    Review

    5 Stars

    MT from Detroit

  53. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    RoboRIO

    Good product. We just had some problems with image update process, which we could not resolve.

    JJ from Florence

  54. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What more can be said?

    How can excellent get any better? AndyMark continues year after year to provide exemplary customer service, pre- and post-sales, even to international customers.

    MH from Sydney

  55. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Service

    The product can't be rated yet. BUT, as always the customer service is incredible! Thanks! and Merry Christmas

    TB from NEW LOWELL

  56. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Looks Good"

    "From what I have seen, it looks like a good product. From dealing with NI, asking probably to many questions, and from handling it up close, I Believe it will be a good controller. Time will tell. And to whomever did the metal shavings review...learn to cover your electronics."

    JV from Grand Prairie

  57. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Review

    5 Stars

    GB from Allen

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    Review

    5 Stars

    DV from Garden City

  59. star star empty_star empty_star empty_star 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "Looks expensive to replace."

    "I like this in concept, but I don't think it makes sense in practice. Integrating the sidecar and microcontroller looks to make this expensive to replace. The C-RIO is a robust piece of equipment that rarely fails. The digital sidecars are very susceptible to metal debris and electronic board issues. We had to replace 3 sidecars this season because of failures (which was expensive). 2 were from metal debris and 1 was from a random short. Having to replace 3 microcontrollers because of the new integrations, instead of just a sidecar is an expensive proposition. If we had to replace this new microcontroller 3 times we probably wouldn't have been able to compete because of budgetary constraints. This controller should have separated out the sidecar functionality to a new sidecar or utilize the old sidecar and reduce the contoller's footprint. (AndyMark Resonse: We have sent your concerns to National Instruments.)"

    Ay

  60. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "Dimensions"

    "What are the dimensions on this thing? It looks great but how long can we expect USFirst to use it? If First would set a definite number of years it will used it would help your sales. I don't want to buy an extra and then see it sit in the closet after a year."

    RH from 539

  61. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Balancing out the previous review"

    "Contrary to the previous reviewer's assertions, the part's information pages list it as being overcurrent protected, and thus capable of and designed to withstand many metal shavings entering the holes."

    BB

  62. star star empty_star empty_star empty_star 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "reset buttons?"

    "The reset button appears to not be recessed. Might take special design to prevent resetting the roboRIO in the middle of a match. (AndyMark Response: These buttons are physically designed to require a deliberate action by a user. While pressing the button could be accidental, it should be no easier than having the 120 Amp Breaker button being pressed.)"

    BB

  63. star empty_star empty_star empty_star empty_star 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Too many Holes"

    "So we all know that electronics and metal shavings do not mix. The cRio had several connectors which when filled with foreign material would cause catastrophic failure. This new device seems to have even more locations which will be susceptible to this. (AndyMark response: The customer is correct in that metal shavings and electronics don't mix. However, we hope that folks wait until this product is actually in the hands of users and tested before making critical judgements.)"

    BB

  64. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Review

    5 Stars

    KR from Guelph

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    Review

    5 Stars

    KT from Plano

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    Review

    5 Stars

    MD from Lasalle

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    Review

    5 Stars

    AD from columbia

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    Review

    5 Stars

    KW from Beachwood

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    Review

    4 Stars

    ME from Baton Rouge

  70. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "The right part for the job"

    "Our team is putting together a dedicated software test bed this summer; to be in sync with the competition machine we went with the same controller that is used for competition. Looking forward to seeing what the kids can do in the realm vision processing in the coming years."

    RH from Hillsboro

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