Thursday, October 2, 2008

Open Source Digital Servos

The open source hardware and software designs available from OpenServo look to be a viable alternative to the expensive digital servos used in building a Robo One class robot. The OpenServo replaces the analog control board in a low cost analog servo with a digital controller based off of the Atmel AVR. This digital control board allows for better control and feedback from the servo.

In other news it looks like Microchip is trying to buy Atmel. Which probably wouldn't change much of anything, but it is still strange.

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