Thanks for responding!
I’ve played around a little bit with the OpenManipulator software package… I have a handful of AX-12, some XM540 and XM430 servos. I’ve also checked out the RoboPlus 2.0 software on Windows and RoboManager. The RoboManager is nice for accessing and configuring the dynamixels from the start.
I was at first attempting to use the OpenManipulator package with my own servos (not the whole package as sold by Robotis) , but I was having difficulty customizing the URDF and other settings within the package to apply to my prototype setup. I was also having problems getting the Processing sketch to work, but again that might simply be because the OpenManipulator package wasn’t finding the right servos. I was very excited abut the posing feature and was hoping to be able to leverage that with my project.
I also have the OpenCR1.0 and the OpenCM9.04 + 485 expansion board as well as a U2D2 and I’ve been experimenting with all of them… as well as trying out the Moveit! package.
For my project I am planning to use a RaspberryPi running ROS, so I don’t think I will use the OpenCR or the OpenCM boards, and perhaps just stick with the U2D2. Also I might be combining the Pro series, X-Series and AX series servos… which I think will basically require a separate U2D2 controller for each type of servo, and then using separate controller packages for each one and tying them together in ROS. This is where I’m really hoping to get some more assistance from someone who really understand ROS.
I’d be really curious to be a part of your OpenManipulator build. I too had some issues interfacing with the OpenCR board, and I may be able to contribute to some solutions there.