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Jan 15, 2008 9:57pm
Medium cdraptor 25 posts

I would love to see in the works some modules for controlling robot servos. The easiest would most likely be a module to control standard servos – PWM based.

Here is an example board (check out the SSC-32 board from Lynxmotion : – I’d love to see a module that can snap in and provide servo control similar to this

Jan 15, 2009 5:03pm
Img_missing_medium mrtaran 1 post

i would like to second this suggestion. you could market it to the robot kit segment with a module like that

Jan 15, 2009 11:31pm
Medium Bug Labs team cmw 15 posts

I think it’s a great idea. Something with at least 8 PWM outputs would be great. But for now you can drive Servo’s from the Bug using software (eek i know). I wrote a quick app to do it and posted it here http://bug.cmw.me/?q=node/15 i also put up a video showing it in action.

Something else to consider is that i built a very simple module using a PCA9550 (I2C ->PWM) chip. These are very cheap and are very easy to use. Check out http://www.nxp.com/acrobat/datasheets/PCA9550_5… if you are interested and you can also see the video of mine here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piGVQeSmdS8

\cmw

Jan 29, 2009 2:45pm
Img_missing_medium altwolf 1 post

I third the motion for a servo controller module. Also, some sort of connection for sensors would be awesome too!

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