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Development => Other Hardware Development => Topic started by: Neurobots on May 30, 2015, 05:57 pm

Title: DynamixShield prototype for the Arduino Due
Post by: Neurobots on May 30, 2015, 05:57 pm
I just completed work on a prototype for a new shield for the Arduino Due (http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDue). It is primarily built to control Dynamixel servos (http://www.robotis.com/xe/dynamixel_en), but it also works with regular servos and has a bunch of Grove (http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/Grove_System) connectors. All of the I/O features listed below have built-in level shifting from the Due's 3.3 volts to 5 volts. Here are some of its features:



For more information please see my blog post on this: http://neurorobotictech.com/Community/Blog/tabid/184/ID/19/DynamixShield-prototype-for-the-Arduino-Due.aspx (http://neurorobotictech.com/Community/Blog/tabid/184/ID/19/DynamixShield-prototype-for-the-Arduino-Due.aspx). I have also designed a similar board for the Arduino Mega 2560, but I have not built the prototype for it yet.

I plan to host a kickstarter campaign to help get the first round of boards produced. If this is something you are interested in using then please follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/neurobots), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NeuroRobotic), or subscribe to my website (http://neurorobotictech.com/UserRegistration.aspx). I will let you know when the Kickstarter is launched



Title: Re: DynamixShield prototype for the Arduino Due
Post by: Isaac96 on Jun 03, 2015, 05:43 am
A nice piece of work! What are those three small SMD chips? 
Do you have a library for the Dynamixel servos?