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Raspberry Pi: Amazing Projects from Scratch by Richard Grimmett, Matthew Poole, Arush Kakkar, Ashwin Pajankar

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Using a servo controller to control the servos

To make your biped walk, you first need to connect the servo motor controller to the servos. The servo controller you are going to use for this project is a simple servo motor controller utilizing the USB from Pololu—Pololu item number 1354 is available at pololu.com—that can control 18 servo motors. Here is a picture of the unit:

Using a servo controller to control the servos

Make sure that you order the assembled version. This piece of hardware will turn USB commands from Raspberry Pi into signals that control your servo motors. Pololu creates a number of different versions of this controller, and each one is able to control a certain number of ...

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