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Topic: Arduino boards with onboard servo and motor controllers? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

jeffmorris

Am I supposed to use the RCArduinoFastLib with a radio transmitter? My Vex Robotics radio transmitter has RJ10 tether port. How can I connect the radio transmitter to my computer? I ran 12 servos on my Arduino Uno board! Would an Arduino Mega 2560 board run about 40 servos?

Bajdi

Dagu makes a board with a 3A 5V switch mode regulator, the "Dagu red back spider controller". It is based on the ATmega1280 and has the Arduino Mega bootloader.  I have one that I use for a robot.
Here is a video of it sweeping 48 small servos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQN42dEiugk

jeffmorris

I ordered Orion Servo Shield from Basic Micro store. It can control 32 servos and it plugs into Arduino boards.

jeffmorris

I cancelled order for Orion Servo Shield and ordered Dagu red back spider controller.

jeffmorris

I got the Dagu red back spider controller and Dagu Servo Controller Shield for Spider Robot Controller today. There are no instructions on connecting the Dagu Servo Controller Shield to power source and to Dagu red back spider controller. There are two screw terminals marked "IN" and "5V_OUT". I think that the power source is connected to screw terminals marked "IN" and Dagu red back spider controller is connected to screw terminals marked "5V_OUT" but I am not sure. How should the power source be connected to Dagu red back spider controller and Dagu Servo Controller Shield? How should servos be connected to the headers on the Dagu Servo Controller Shield?

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