Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Open Servo and Camera

I just can't get a good PCB made for that camera socket. The one time I had something going, my last socket self destructed. Just can't get back in the saddle on that one...

Now, while I think on how to attack that again, I ran across OpenServo. Nice system. They're working on their second generation based on a mid range Atmel chip. Actually, this is fairly close to what I was planning for the CAN network. I was going to rebuild a high power/speed servo with a custom controller board and provide full servo functionality. Still going to, but I'll be overkilling it with a dsPIC.

Speaking of CAN, I'm STILL trying to work on the software stack for that.