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Elechouse 32 Channel Servo Controller Problem

Hello everybody,

I have a hexapod that I bought that came with an elechouse 32 channel servo controller.  My goal is to get this thing going with a wireless PS2 controller and a arduino mega 2560 micro controller.  But so far I can't even get the legs to move properly.

I have searched on the internet about this controller and there is not much out there.  These are the links that I have found and the resources I have.

LetsMakeRobots Forums:

Arduino and a Chinese 32 channel servo controller

I bought a Chinese USC 32 channel servo controller on ebay a month ago. Last weekend I finally found some time to try it out. But I can not get it to work with my Arduino Mega, actually I thought there was something wrong with the board, unitl I downloaded the Chinese software for it, which lets you test the board. I connected 2 servos and the sliders in the program let the servos move. So the board works when using USB.

This is the link with the manual: http://www.torobot.co/usc32-manual

Ethernet Servo Controller

I am trying to find a servo controller that can be sent commands over ethernet. To my surprise I cannot seem to find a nice simple one that will do this?! All I need to do is control 1 servo (if the device controls multiple servos that would be ok too).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Servo Controller: A thought experiment

First up, this is at best a work in progress, at worst only ramblings.

I have seen members asking about driving more than a handful of servos and getting the response that they can either use an arduino and its assorted libraries to drive 12+ servos, correction, up to 20 servos or get a dedicated controller board that seems to cost in the area of 50USD. I spent an hour or so knocking up an idea. I want to lay out my thoughts and see where it could or should go.

 

Servos energy (Robotic Arm)

Update:

Well, now that I have time for this robot I've discovered that the SSC32 supports at maximum 9 volts and my PSU is 12 volts. The website for robotshop says 6v to 12 volts but the documentation says 7.2v. Help me please

Cheers

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