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.:: Monday, March 15, 2004

Parallax, Inc - New Servo Controller - $39

There are many other servo controllers out there already, but we still like to see new ones come along.

This new one from Parallax (the folks who bring us the Basic Stamp line of microcontrollers) will control 16 discrete servos, and they can be ganged in pairs to control 32 servos from one serial line.

For those who don't know why these things are so cool - getting a microcontroller to control 16 servos would not only take up 16 I/O lines, but would also necessitate that your program handle all pulse generation, and timings, for all the servos...as well as whatever else it was supposed to be doing. A board like this will take up one I/O line, and allow you to feed it basic instructions as to what all 16 servos need to be doing at any given moment, thus freeing up your MCU to do all sorts of other cool stuff.

And it does all this magic for just under 40 bucks.

Other controllers in this vein:
Scott Edwards Electronics
Pontech
Pololu
ServoCity

Posted at 4:41 PM by CTP  | 
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