Lynxmotion SSC-32U USB Servo Controller
- Firmware = 2.50USB
- Microcontroller = Atmel ATMEGA328P
- External EEPROM = 512 bit
- Internal Sequencer = 12 Servo Hexapod
- Serial input: USB, 3.3V Xbee, TTL UART, N81
- Baud speeds = 9600, 38.4k, and 115.2k select via button
- RC PWM Outputs = 32 (Servo or TTL)
- Inputs = 8 analog I/O (10bit resolution, 6 Static or latching digital))
- PC interface = USB mini B (USB cable included)
- Microcontroller interface = 0.1″ Headers
- Servo control = Up to 32 servos plug in directly
- Servo type supported = Futaba, Hitec and general 0.1″ spaced 3-pin R/C
- Servo travel range = 0.5ms to 2.5ms (most RC servos travel 180°)
- Servo resolution = 1uS (~0.09° for 180 degree servos, if servo permits)
- Servo speed resolution = 1uS / Second
- Servo motion control = Immediate, Timed, Speed or Synchronized.
- PC board size = 3.0″ x 2.3″ (mounting holes set 0.15″ from each edge)
- Logic power: Auto select between VS1 and VL
- VS peak current = max 15 amps per side
- VS steady current = max 3-5 amps per side recommended
Lynxmotion BotBoarduino Controller
The BotBoarduino is an Arduino Duemilanove compatible microcontroller made specifically for the Lynxmotion robots. It has the 3″ x 2.3″ footprint so it can be attached to any of our robot kits. It retains the normal Arduino shield connections as well.
User Interface We multiplexed three Pushbuttons and three color LEDs on three I/O pins to make a simple user interface.
Analog Inputs By adding shorting jumpers you can route the power inputs to the A to D inputs for battery status monitoring.
I/O Bus The I/O bus is designed in groups of four, with a row of I/O pins, a row for power, and a row for Ground. The power row is jumper selectable to carry 5vdc or the servo voltage. There is also a four-pin I2C connection.
Plug and Play
The board has small screw terminals for applying power, so there is no need to solder wires. We have lots of peripherials that plug right into the I/O bus, with many more in development. There is a pull-up resistor to allow you to connect directly to the PS2 level shifter board for PS2 control.
Introducing the BotBoarduino, a mix of BotBoard II and Arduino Duemilanove for your Lynxmotion robot creation. It’s perfect for controlling your small robotic projects. It has an onboard speaker, three buttons and LED’s, a Sony PS2 controller port, a reset button, logic and servo power inputs, an I/O bus with 20 pins and power and ground, and a 5vdc 1.5amp regulator. Up to 18 servos can be plugged in directly. We have many plug and play peripherals as well.
- The Botboarduino has 20 IO pins than may be used for digital in/out:
- 6 pins can be used for analog in
- 6 pins can be used for PWM output
- 2 pins are reserved for UART/USB
- Pin 13 has an LED connected to it
Lynxmotion SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility Program
The SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility software makes it easy to control the Lynxmotion SSC-32 Servo Controller to experiment with robotics and animatronics. This utility is an example of the type of program which can be built using FlowBotics Studio, which includes this program as an open source demo project. The SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility program enables you to easily move servo motors, calibrate their position, store and playback motion sequences, upgrade the SSC-32 firmware and more.
Lynxmotion FlowBotics Studio V2 Program
AL5D Robotic Arm
The AL5D robotic arm delivers fast, accurate, and repeatable movement. The robot features: base rotation, single plane shoulder, elbow, wrist motion, a functional gripper, and optional wrist rotate. The AL5D robotic arm is an affordable system with a time tested rock solid design that will last and last. Everything needed to assemble and operate the robot is included in the kit and accessories such as a rotating wrist or vacuum gripper are sold separately.
The assembly guide, specifications and more for the AL5D can be found here.
BRAT Walking Robot
BRAT stands for Bipedal Robotic Articulating Transport. The robot is a 6 servo biped walker featuring three degrees of freedom (DOF) per leg. The robot can walk forward or backwards and turn in place left or right with variable speed. It can even do lots of Robo-One style acrobatic moves. Our combo kits include everything needed to make an operational robot. The electronics are mounted as a “backpack”. Once you understand the principles, you can modify the legs to include additional degrees of freedom (such as hip rotation) or more complex motion.
Complete details about the BRAT, including assembly instructions, can be found here.
SQ3 Symmetric Quadruped Robot
The SQ3 is a 3DoF per leg quadruped robot with a symmetric body design. The robot’s symmetry makes this a very unique quadruped walker. The three DOF (degree of freedom) leg design provides the flexibility required to walk in any direction as well as body roll! The robot uses eight HS-645MG servos along with four HS-422 servos. The SES kit includes everything you need to make a functional robot.
The assembly guide, specifications and more for the SQ3 can be found here.
MH2 Hexapod Robot
The MH2 hexapod robot is designed around a simple mechanical leg design with all metal brackets. This leg design minimizes the number of parts required to make a two DOF (degree of freedom) leg and allows this robot to be steered like a tank. Forward, reverse and in place turning is supported. The robot uses standard sized Hitec servos for the legs. The combo kit includes everything you need to make a functional robot. More information about the MH2 can be found here
The Lynxmotion Aluminum 2WD Servo Robot Kit is a robust, modifiable, and expandable chassis for your RC or autonomous robot experimentation. By utilizing plastic wheels with rubber rim, robot has excellent traction. Using our small 6V NiMH battery pack and the BotBoarduino means there is plenty of room for additional sensors and electronics. Add the IR distance sensor to the front of rear of the robot to perform basic obstacle detection. More information about the 2WD Rover can be found here.