I ordered some whizzy Dongbu HerkuleX Smart Servos for some robot projects and decided to give them a quick test.
For those that haven’t heard of them they are the equivalent of Dynamixel AX12 servos.
Short version they are daisy chain able serial controlled servo’s with PID control, 0.325 deg resolution, can also do continuous rotation etc - in short they are cool…(well i think so anyway : )
For the quick and dirty test i wrote a simple Win forms app that sends commands via an RF Pipe on and xBee explorer to a Cerb Bee which reads the incoming commands via a RF Bee and fires out the necessary bytes to the servos.
Each U socket and run 254 servos
It will be a long time before i go back to dumb PWM servos
And did you notice the Gadgeteer project is running out of VS2013 8)
@ ianlee74 - yeah, they are more expensive but its like comparing apples to oranges.
These base servos are between $30-$39 but have pretty high torque compared to standard RC servos…and did i mention they have LEDs, that alone is worth the extra $$$$'s