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Pololu Micro Serial 8 Servo Controller

Product Code : RB-Pol-18

Controls up to 8 servos
Can be daisy-chained on one serial line to control an almost arbitrary number of servos
Serial interface (RS-232 and TTL)
Each servo speed and range can be controlled independently

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Controls up to 8 servos
Can be daisy-chained on one serial line to control an almost arbitrary number of servos
Serial interface (RS-232 and TTL)
Each servo speed and range can be controlled independently

The Pololu Micro Serial 8 Servo Controller is a very compact solution for controlling up to eight radio control (RC) servos from a computer or microcontroller. The controller measures just 0.91" x 0.91", yet it is one of the most full-featured servo controllers available. Each servo speed and range can be controlled independently, the baud rate is detected automatically over a 1200-38400 bps range, and multiple units can be daisy-chained on one serial line to control up to 128 servos. Three status LEDs and an integrated level converter for RS-232 applications get you up and running quickly. The micro serial servo controller is dwarfed by even a standard servo, but it can control any standard RC servos, including giant 1/4-scale servos.

Pololu Micro Serial 8 Servo Controller- Click to Enlarge

This kit has all of the surface-mounted components and comes assembled. This servo controller supports two separate communication protocols. One protocol is compatible with our other serial servo controllers and our motor controllers, and it offers individual range and speed control for each servo.

This servo controller is also compatible with the Scott Edwards MiniSSC II servo controller and any software written for it.
The servo controller is less than half the size and price of most 16-channel servo controllers. This means that the micro servo controller is an ideal solution even if you need to control more than eight servos since servos in one section of the robot can be connected to a more local controller.



The back side of the board has all of the ports labeled, and two mounting holes allow you to secure the controller to your project. The logic supply and the servo supply can be tied together for single-battery operation, or the on-board voltage regulator allows the logic supply to be as high as 16V.
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