Get going with the ArbotiX-Pro Robocontroller Starter Kit! This kit contains an ArbotiX-Pro Robocontroller, an AX/MX Power Hub, 10 200mm Dynamixel Compatible Cables, a USB-A to Micro cable, and a 12V 10A Power Supply.
The Arbotix-Pro is a robotics subcontroller based around the STM32F103 Cortex M3 ARM cpu. It has support for both TTL or RS-485 communciation, to control AX, MX, and Dynamixel-PRO actuators from ROBOTIS. Interface to the main CPU of a robot is provided via USB, Xbee, or UART, all of which are on dedicated serial ports and can be used simultaneously for other comms.
The Arbotix-Pro ships with a CM-730 compatible firmware, which enables the subcontroller to be recognized as an ID 200 Dynamixel device, complete with register table for querying sensor data, passthrough communication to the Dynamixel bus, and power control. An integrated Accelerometer and Gyroscope provide inertial data when the subcontroller is located within the COG of the robot. In addition, the Arbotix-Pro has 16 ADC/GPIOs available, 3 user buttons, 3 user LEDs, Buzzer output, 3 serial ports, 3.3v & 5v power regulators capable of providing 1.5amp each, and a 60amp mosfet for power switching on the Dynamixel bus.
The 6 Port AX/MX Power Hub is a must have accessory for any DYNAMIXEL user. This little board is a Bioloid 6 Port Hub and a SMPS adaptor all in one!
The DYNAMIXEL communication bus allows you to daisy chain multile servos, making wiring a breeze. However sometimes you need to split your DYNAMIXEL chain into multiple directions. Just plug a 3-Pin Dynamixel Cable from your controller to any port on the hub, and you'll have 5 ports avaialble for DYNAMIXEL servos.
This hub has the added benefit of 2 power breakouts. You can plug in bare wire with the screw terminal block, or plug in power through the DC barrel jack. The 2.1*5.5 female barrel jack will accept any of our SMPS power supplies as well as our Battery Wiring Harness.
The AX/MX Power Hub is compatible with the following DYNAMIXEL servos:
This hub is NOT compatible with the 4-pin RX and EX series of DYNAMIXEL servos.
*Under certain circumstances, these servos can drop the voltage on Switched Mode Power Supplies. If you are using these servos with an SMPS we recommend also using the SMPS2DYNAMIXEL