New Product News
SERVOCENTER 3.1: MODULE
SPEED AND POSITION CONTROL
Inc., has introduced
ServoCenter 3.1, an
embedded R/C servo
motor controller allowing
unprecedented independent control of both
speed and positioning
for up to 16 servos per
board and 16 daisy-chained boards. Using only one serial
port, unique speed and positioning parameters can be
passed to each of 256 motors.
Unlike other controllers, this independent control of
servo position and speed makes ServoCenter especially
useful for applications such as robotics, animatronics, motion
control, automation, retail displays, and other areas where
independent, coordinated, fluid motion is desired. A scaled
positioning mode makes it easy to set maximum, minimum,
and startup points and the speed control feature allows each
servo to seek at a rate from 1% to 100% of its full speed.
Example programs are provided in GCC/Linux,
QBASIC, VB.NET, C#.NET. VC.NET, VB 6.0, VC++ 6.0, and
Turbo C for both simple raw serial protocol and the
included ActiveX control and DLL. An onboard regulator
provides 6.0 V or 4. 8 V with over current, thermal
protection, selectable baud rate, and flexible power options
including battery usage.
A complete package of ServoCenter, nine-pin serial
cable, AC adapter, user’s manual and programming guide,
and software/examples CD is $69.95 (ServoCenter board
only for $48.95).
For more information, contact:
YOST ENGINEERING, INC.
630 Second St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Circle #38 on the Reader Service Card.
PROTOTYPING TOOLS FOR
BASIC STAMP USERS
NUTS & VOLTS
Circle #80 on the Reader Service Card.
Avayan Electronics now offers a
powerful BASIC Stamp project
development board — the BSPB. This
board allows the user to interface
BASIC Stamp I and BASIC Stamp II
compatible modules at the same
time to the devices pertaining to the
application at hand.
The BSPB offers access to all
ports in an “easy to get to” fashion by
providing solder pads, as well as pin
stakes. Both modules have an
individual reset switch and their
respective serial programming port.
Power is regulated in the board at the
same time it is distributed through the
prototyping space for ease of use.
Although the prototyping space
will be more than enough for most
applications, running out of space is
not an issue. An edge card connector
at the end of the board allows