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DYNAMIXEL Shield for Arduino Portenta H7 and MKR series

Hi Community!

Have you read the exciting news about micro-ROS Arduino now supports Arduino Portenta H7?

As there are many developers who are looking for a solution for an embedded based ROS platform, it is my absolute pleasure to introduce a new DYNAMIXEL Shield that is compatible with Arduino MKR series and Portenta H7.

This small shield is a perfect solution for controlling DYNAMIXEL smart actuator on Arduino, and especially, for recently released lineup XL330-M288-T or XL330-M077-T that supports low voltage (<6.0V)
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XL330 supports operating mode such as Current, Velocity, Position, PWM and more, and can be directly connected to RC receivers as it supports S.BUS, iBUS, RC-PWM protocols.

You can take a look at how DYNAMIXEL Shield can be used with Arduino boards.

More examples and useful videos are upcoming.
What would you make with this shield?

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3D modeling is also available via Tinkercad.

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Hi Will! That’s great news! Hopefully, we’ll soon see a micro-ROS node sending info such as the speed and position of the DYNAMIXEL actuators straight into the ROS 2 ecosystem :raised_hands: :raised_hands: :raised_hands:

Such a great synergy of top-notch technologies :sunglasses:

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@FraFin,
Thank you for the great work with Arduino team for supporting their boards.
Your work will connect many Arduino developers to the ROS world.
What an awesome collaboration!

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