Lynxmotion Smart Servos

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How To Download and Use This Control

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of EZ-Builder installed.
  2. Select the Install button below to download the file.
  3. Double click the downloaded file to open installer.
  4. The installer will add this control to EZ-Builder.

The Lynxmotion Smart Servos (LSS) are compact, modular actuators which were designed to be an evolution of the standard servo for use in multi degree-of-freedom robots, animatronics, custom robot projects and more.

The servos form the core modules of the next generation Lynxmotion servo Erector Set (S.E.S.) and a wide variety of modular brackets, mechanics and electronics have been designed around them. "Smart" means there is sensor feedback for Position, built-in safety features.

The LSS (LynxMotion Smart Servos) include a servo cable that supports TX and RX which connects directly to an Arduino or EZ-B v4 with Hardware UARTs. This means you can read servo positions in the Auto Position control or through script. The simplicity of the cable and servos makes it very easy to connect and begin using right away.


EZ-Script Commands
There are a number of EZ-Script commands added with this control. The commands are as follows...

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GetLSSTemp(ServoPort)
Returns the temp of the specified servo

GetLSSLoadDir(ServoPort)
Returns the direction of load on the specified servo

GetLSSLoad(ServoPort)
Returns the load of the specified servo

GetLSSPing(ServoPort)
Returns a ping response if the servo exists. Otherwise, returns false

#4   — Edited
Any chance of seeing this come to fruition (hack)?
Synthiam
#5  
I asked Alan what’s up with this - stay tuned
#6  
Sounds good. They have alot of interesting add ons for their servo like a torque tripler with gearing.
Synthiam
#8   — Edited
Not yet! RobotShop has been developing and deploying a new website so they've been incredibly busy with that. I've been requesting calls for months and they keep getting pushed back. They told me that once they get the bugs sorted out they will have resources available to work with us on this. Stay tuned!:)

Is there anything in particular you want to see in the hack?
#9  
...just a general hack...like you guys have done in the past. I love the videos. I am a visual learner...and I'd like to see how they stack up in torque and how the commands can monitor position and loads, etc. Totally understand they are busy. They really are putting alot effort into the software and hardware...