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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    very cool board but board imight be too big for a robot ,would be great if square
    good to see trossen comming out with new products all the time

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    We’ve got you covered. The Acroname 84 Channel USB Servo Controller allows you to control an almost absurd amount of servos making this the perfect board for any over-achiever’s robotics project. Now if controlling 84 servos wasn’t enough, get this: Each of the 84 channels can be set to Digital Input, Digital Output or Servo Output. Additionally, 36 of the channels can act as 10-bit Analog inputs! That makes this one of our most versatile I/O boards yet!



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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    Quote Originally Posted by greatrobotics View Post
    very cool board but board imight be too big for a robot
    Depends on the robot, doesn't it? If the 'bot is big enough to hold 84 servos, it's probably big enough to hold this
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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    looks bigger then size 7.7 by 2.5 inches
    84 servos it alot but looks like good chioce for robot projects needing alot since there is some that will need it,will have to bookmark the page for a future robot that it might fit for that i am looking to build
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
    Depends on the robot, doesn't it? If the 'bot is big enough to hold 84 servos, it's probably big enough to hold this

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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    "Permanent" doesn't seem to be in the vocabulary... [sigh]

    So - what are you basing your "looks bigger than the published size" upon?
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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    i dont see why it matters
    Quote Originally Posted by Adrenalynn View Post
    "Permanent" doesn't seem to be in the vocabulary... [sigh]

    So - what are you basing your "looks bigger than the published size" upon?

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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyberius View Post
    We’ve got you covered. The Acroname 84 Channel USB Servo Controller allows you to control an almost absurd amount of servos making this the perfect board for any over-achiever’s robotics project. Now if controlling 84 servos wasn’t enough, get this: Each of the 84 channels can be set to Digital Input, Digital Output or Servo Output. Additionally, 36 of the channels can act as 10-bit Analog inputs! That makes this one of our most versatile I/O boards yet!



    OK so this is a "sick amount of connections" and my Frankenstien mind just went wild...
    correct me please if I'm wrong but since its USB and power is derived by the USB bus - whats to stop someone from hooking this to a 4 port USB hub...and 3 other modules of the same type hmmm 4x84,....336 ports of pure fun....
    36 channels act as 10 - bit analog x 4 ... "ack!!"... 144 analog inputs .....the child in me is giggling insanely....
    can some one bring me back to reality....

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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    Servo power is independant of the USB bus (of course), but why stop at 4? Heck, I have six USB roots and twelve ports on this machine. Throw some powered 7 port hubs on there. 7056 servos. But we don't have to stop there. The bandwidth requirement is really low. So throw 7 hubs on each of the 7 hubs. Anyone need 50,000 servos for anything?
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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    You'd need two host controllers though. Only 127 devices per host on usb.

    But still, I have no idea what you could build that would need say 5000+ servo's
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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    Nod. That's why I noted the number of USB roots
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    Re: Need to Control a Ridiculous Amount of Servos?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScuD View Post
    You'd need two host controllers though. Only 127 devices per host on usb.

    But still, I have no idea what you could build that would need say 5000+ servo's
    Maybe for a higher resolution wooden mirror?

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