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Conduct a symphony of servos with these USB servo controllers

Conduct a symphony of servos with these USB servo controllers

Posted on18. Mar, 2011 by .

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Whether you’re building a robot, actuating a doorknob, or just need any other electronically controllable physical movement, hobby servos will usually do the trick thanks to their availability, low cost, and relatively high precision. But how do you control one or even two dozen of them simultaneously through your computer?

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USB to serial mini modules

USB to serial mini modules

Posted on07. Jun, 2009 by .

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Adding USB support to your project isn’t the easiest thing to do. You have to worry about the driver stacks on the host computer and a bunch of other details which make the USB interface really unfriendly to the hobbyist especially when compared with the simplicity of a serial or parallel interface. Because of this, […]

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Phidgets add USB sensing and control to your computer

Phidgets add USB sensing and control to your computer

Posted on05. Apr, 2009 by .

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If you like to build projects using a regular computer as the main control center, whether it’s due to needing the processing power or that you are familiar with programming on the platform, you may feel left-out when you’re viewing the wide variety of electronics modules available. It seems that most pre-build electronics modules are […]

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108 input USB keyboard interface

108 input USB keyboard interface

Posted on28. Mar, 2009 by .

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If you need to easily interface many digital inputs with a computer, the Hagstrom Electronics KEUSB108 should be on your list to look at. It features a whopping 108 digital inputs which connect to your computer via a standard USB connection. The great thing about this is that the USB device does not require any […]

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