First, I'm very new to robots and controlling them. I'm currently building a full sized B9 "Lost in Space" robot with the aid from the B9 Builders Club. I heard about the EZ B over there and had to have one to control my B9. It seems to have everything I'll ever want. I'm sure I'll have tons of questions soon but here's the first couple:
Everything I've read in the Tutorials or Community posts here talk about using batteries to power the EZ-B. Sounds like the optimal voltage to supply it is 7.3 vdc. I've also read that it can accept up to 13 vdc (?) But the regulators will run hot. I will not be using batteries to power my B9 but will be running him off wall voltage with power converters changing that to 12vdc to run most of my DC and servo motors and everything else. Can the EZ-B run off a 12 vdc power supply all the time and not batteries? If so, should I convert that 12 vcd down to around 7.3 to take the stress off the regulators?
I plan to use a few high torque servos in my B9 and know that they will require a different power source other then being supplied by the EZ-B. One will be a huge Seiko UAV servo PS-050. I'll be using this servo to lift the Bubble on top of his head that goes up and down at different speeds and stops at different places. Also I don't plan on using RC. I hope to set up animation scripts and feed them to the EZ-B somehow (although at this time I'm not real sure how).
Will EZ-B control this servo without any problems? If any one has suggestions or advice on this or how to feed scripts I will happily listen.
Thanks in advance,