Servo Controllers

Robot Servo Controllers

Servo motor controllers can be driven from many microcontrollers however the number of servos tends to be limited and requires using specific timers and pins that may be required for other purposes.

A servo controller takes the burden of controlling a bunch of servos off another system and has specific internal logic to handle the speed, acceleration and position of multiple servos with a much smoother result then basic servo code libraries of general purpose microcontrollers like Arduinos.

Using a simple command set a microcontroller is able to tell the servo controller what to do over a TTL serial interface. In addition the servo controllers can be programmed with there own internal scripting language to perform special movements. Unused servo connections can be repurposed as digital outputs or analog inputs.

Pololu's servo controllers also support USB so they can be controlled directly from a computer (PC, Mac, Linux).

 

Pololu Micro Serial Servo Controller (partial kit)

Code: SKU-002357

This version of the micro serial servo controller is packaged as a partial kit in which the surface-mounted components are already assembled. Male header pins are included, but you can also connect your servos directly to the PCB if space or weight are a concern.

$23.95

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Servo Extension - CAT6 (boosted)

Code: SKU-001449

This “boosted” servo extension board allows up to four different servos to be plugged into it and transfer data up to through a common CAT6 cable before being converted back into servo pin-outs on another extension board (sold separately).

$25.95

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Servo Extension - CAT6 (non-boosted)

Code: SKU-001355

This “non-boosted” servo extension board allows up to four different servos to be plugged into it and transfer data up to through a common CAT6 cable before being converted back into servo pin-outs on another extension board (sold separately).

$15.95

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