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Mini Maestro 18-Channel USB Servo Controller (Assembled)

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For a limited time: Buy this controller and recieve the Servo Scriber Software for Free.

(Free software will automatically appear in your shopping cart when you select "Add to Cart")

The 18-channel Mini Maestro 18 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control.  Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver.  This fully-assembled version ships with header pins installed.

The Mini Maestros are highly versatile (and compact) servo controllers and general-purpose I/O boards.  They support three control methods: USB for direct connection to a computer, TTL serial for use with embedded systems, and internal scripting for self-contained, host controller-free applications.  The channels can be configured as servo outputs for use with radio control (RC) servos or electronic speed controls (ESCs), as digital outputs, or  as analog/digital inputs.  The extremely precise, high-resolution servo pulses have a jitter of less than 200 ns, making these servo controllers well suited for high-performance applications such as robotics and animatronics, and built-in speed and acceleration control for each channel make it easy to achieve smooth, seamless movements without requiring the control source to constantly compute and stream intermediate position updates to the Mini Maestros.  The Mini Maestros also feature configurable pulse rates from 1 to 333 Hz and can generate a wide range of pulses, allowing maximum responsiveness and range from modern servos. Units can be daisy-chained with additional Pololu servo and motor controllers on a single serial line.

Main Features

  • 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

The Mini Maestro 24 is the Ideal small controller to use the the Servo Scriber software. Servo Scriber Software

Software and Drivers must be downloaded directly from the Pololu site located here. Pololu Maestro Servo Controller User's Guide

 


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