This thread concerns the USB2AX beta-testers, but input from people who does not have the board in hand is welcome too!
Since most of the USB2AX tester are Trossen Robotics forum members, and the USB2AX would most likely become a product sold by TR, I hope it's not a problem if I post this here.
Please have a look here at the USB2AX v3.0a documentation (work in progress!)
This round of testing is to get feedback on all the possible aspects of the USB2AX, towards the goal of turning it into a tool the community would really be interested in. It would be great even beginner users would have no problem using it, yet it still allowed advanced users to have fun by modifying it to fit their most demanding needs.
Please comment on anything you can think of, based on your background and what you would be looking for in a small USB to AX/MX-series Dynamixel adapter!
- ease of use,
- form factor,
- firmware functionalities and performance,
- marketability / brand image,
- manufacturability / DFM,
An other thread with feedback from some other testers is available here: http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic...r=asc&start=15
Points already raised:
- the USB2AX should come with the Dynamixel connector soldered (Tyberius)
- type of connector to use: could be straight (the one you received) or right angled (the one in the original USB2Dynamixel). PedroR suggested to use a straight connector and to lengthen the board a little bit so that it sits on the PCB properly.
- have the USB2AX wrapped in heat-shrink tube to protect from misuse and inadvertently frying the unit (PedroR)
- make it clear the USB2AX does not support 4-pin Dynamixel bus. based on the current design silkscreen, I can see why someone would think that.