Are you ready to control all the servos? You’d better bebecause the Spider Controller from Dagu is definitely ready. With a 3A switch mode power supply (capable of driving up to 48 micro servos) and the ATmega1280 MCUthe Spider Controller is perfect for ‘bots requiring a large numbers of servos such as humanoid and hexapod style robots.
To accommodate servo connectionsall of the processor’s 70 I/O pins are terminated as both a female header and a servo compatible 3pin male header. Most miniature and standard servos require between 4.8V and 6V and will work happily directly from the PCB. High-powered servos requiring 6V or more should be powered via an external power source or directly from the battery.
Of course the Spider Controller is Arduino Mega compatible and can be programmed over USB using the Arduino IDEgiving you access to a wide range of programming libraries to get your robot moving!
This kit comes with the Spider Controller and the standoffs to mount it. If you’re looking for a servo-heavy chassis to drivewhy not check out the 12-Servo Hexapod Chassis Kit in the related products below!
Note: If you’re unable to compile the example code belowinstall the updated version of the IR library from the documents list.