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Vorkas
01-16-2019, 01:13 PM
Hello everyone,
We are trying to build a biped robot with wheels. For the control of the servos, we decided to use rpi+u2d2 but because we are new in the linux and programming idea, we are wondering if there is an easier way to control the servos.( maybe a more expensive controller which will make it more simple to control). We have basic knowledge in c programming.
Also, we will use 14 dynamixels for the whole project and we decided that we need to power jump every 3-4 servos. We figure it out how to connect the servos with one battery but we don't really understand how the schematic will be with 3-4 batteries.
We will be glad to hear your advises.

Thanks in advance,
Vorkas

jwatte
01-16-2019, 03:56 PM
If you want to use multiple batteries, then you need to create custom Dynamixel hub boards.
The board would pass the serial signal/s and the ground signal through, but would disconnect the 12V signal (center pin) on the input connector, and instead connect the battery to the outgoing 12V pin.