Mini Maestro 12-Channel USB Servo Controller

Product Code: PLL-00068
EAN: 4779044515417
Availability: 3-5 business days
Planned delivery date after ordering: 2020-12-10
36.60€
Ex Tax: 30.25€

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The Micro Maestro is a smart 12-channel servo controller from Pololu. The well-known electronics manufacturer has implemented this small-sized module with many smart functions that can be used for a wide range of projects:
  • Three control methods: USB, TTL (5V) serial, and internal scripting
  • 0.25μs output pulse width resolution (corresponds to approximately 0.025° for a typical servo, which is beyond what the servo could resolve)
  • Pulse rate configurable from 1 to 333 Hz (2)
  • Wide pulse range of 64 to 4080 μs (2)
  • Individual speed and acceleration control for each channel
  • Channels can be optionally configured to go to a specified position or turn off on startup or error
  • Alternate channel functions allow the channels to be used as:
  • General-purpose digital outputs (0 or 5 V)
  • Analog or digital inputs (channels 0 – 11 can be analog inputs; channels 12+ can be digital inputs)
  • One channel can be a PWM output with frequency from 2.93 kHz to 12 MHz and up to 10 bits of resolution
  • A simple scripting language lets you program the controller to perform complex actions even after its USB and serial connections are removed
  • Comprehensive user’s guide
  • Free configuration and control application for Windows and Linux makes it easy to:
  • Configure and test your controller
  • Create, run, and save sequences of servo movements for animatronics and walking robots
  • Write, step through, and run scripts stored in the servo controller
  • Two ways to write software to control the Maestro from a PC:
  • Virtual COM port makes it easy to send serial commands from any development environment that supports serial communication
  • Pololu USB Software Development Kit allows use of more advanced native USB commands and includes example code in C#, Visual Basic .NET, and Visual C++
  • TTL serial features:
  • Supports 300 – 200,000 bps in fixed-baud mode, 300 – 115,200 bps in autodetect-baud mode (2)
  • Simultaneously supports the Pololu protocol, which gives access to advanced functionality, and the simpler Scott Edwards MiniSSC II protocol (there is no need to configure the device for a particular protocol mode)
  • Can be daisy-chained with other Pololu servo and motor controllers using a single serial transmit line
  • Chain input allows reception of data from multiple Mini Maestros using a single serial receive line without extra components (does not apply to Micro Maestros)
  • Can function as a general-purpose USB-to-TTL serial adapter for projects controlled from a PC
  • Our Maestro Arduino library makes it easier to get started controlling a Maestro from an Arduino or compatible boards like our A-Stars
  • Board can be powered off of USB or a 5 – 16 V battery, and it makes the regulated 5V available to the user
  • Upgradable firmware
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