Pololu Serial 8-Servo Controller (assembled)

The Pololu serial 8-servo controller allows you to control up to eight RC servos with almost any robot controller or computer. Connect multiple units to the same serial line to control up to 128 servos independently. Interface via RS-232 serial port or a TTL-level serial line with a baud rate from 1200-38400 baud.

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Overview

The Pololu serial 8-servo controller allows you to control up to eight RC servos with almost any robot controller or computer. The interface to the servo controller is a standard RS-232 serial port or a TTL-level serial line, using any baud rate between 1200 and 38400 baud. Multiple 8-servo controllers can be connected to a single serial line to control up to 128 servos independently. The servo controller is compatible with all of our serial motor controllers and servo controllers. The servo controller is also compatible with the Scott Edwards MiniSSC II servo controller and any software written for it.

 

 

All of the ports are conveniently labeled on the back of the PCB. This servo controller can be reset directly from a serial port using the DTR or RTS handshaking lines. Other unique features include individual servo speed and range control. Three diagnostic LEDs get you up and running quickly.

Note: The Pololu serial 8-servo controller is not a standalone device: to use it, you must connect it to power supplies, servos, and a main controller that you program to send commands to the servo controller.

Please refer to the manual on the resources page.


Specifications

PCB Size 30.1mm x 49.5mm 
Servo Ports 8
Resolution 0.5 µs (about 0.05°)
Range 250-2750 µs
Logic Supply Voltage 5-16 V
Data Voltage 0 and 5 V
Pulse Rate 50Hz
Serial Baud Rate 1200-38400 (automatically detected)

 


Resources

Documentation and other information

Pololu Serial Transmitter utility for Windows  A simple serial transmitter utility for Windows that lets you transmit sequences of bytes at 9600 baud to a selectable COM port. This program can be conveniently used to send commands to our serially controllable devices.

File downloads

Serial 8-servo controller user’s guide (388k pdf)
Using the Pololu Servo Controller with the BASIC Stamp 2 (59k pdf)