5 Servo motor Controller - Manual & WIN PC Control
Images Company's SMC-05 and SMC-05A Servomotor Controllers allow Manual and PC control of five hobby servomotors (Hitec/Futaba).
Servomotors may be controlled manually, via on-board switches, or by a Windows program through a usb connection on a Windows 98/XP PC. Universal three position headers make it easy to connect servomotors--just plug them into the board.
Manual Control: Each servomotor is controlled using a three-position switch on the servomotor board. Each switch position controls the servomotor in the following manner: UP = clockwise, DOWN = counterclockwise, and stop is the CENTER off position. The Controller board has two preset speeds (fast and slow) that is jumper controlled. The board also has a save function that saves the servomotor's current position in its memory. This allows the servomotors to be in, or go to, the saved position on startup.
Windows PC Control: Requires the optional USB to TTL Serial 3.5mm cable. Windows 98 and Windows XP programs, (price includes CD ROM programs) see screen image, uses the PC USB port to communicate to the servomotor board, requires the optional USB to TTL serial 3.5mm cable. Each program incorporates an adjustable servomotor speed control. Each servomotor is controlled by an individual slider. In the script writing mode every servomotor movement is automatically recorded and written into the onscreen script area. The onscreen script may be saved, loaded, played, and looped. Updated Windows PC programs are always available here for download.
USB Port Compatible using USB to TTL Serial Cable Adapter
A standard 3.5mm jack on the servomotor board may be connected to a USB port using a serial TTL to USB cable, see below. This allows normal program operation and functions through USB port.
Servomotor Ballet Video Hi Res (2.26 MB)
Servomotor Ballet Video Low Res (716 KB)
Power can be supplied by either a 9 volt battery or an AC adaptor. The on-board rectifier, voltage regulator, filter capacitors, and plug adaptor makes it easy use a wide range of AC adaptor for power (7-12 VDC or 7-12 VAC).
Download 5-servo controller program for Windows 98 (2.4 MB)
Available in kit form (SMC-05) or pre-assembled and tested (SMC-05A). Compatible with most servos, including;
the following HiTec servo motors:
HS-311, HS-322, HS-325, HS-422, HS-425BB, HS-475, HS-525BB, HS-525MG, HS-545BB, HS-625MG, HS-635HB, HS-645MG, HS-925MG, HS-945MG, HS-5475HB, HS,5625, HS-5925MG, HS-5945MG, HS-5955TG, HSR-5995TG, HSC-5996TG, HSC-5997TG, HSC-5998TG, HS-6635HB, HS-6965HB, HS-6975HB, HS-6985HB
and the following Futaba servo motors:
S-148, S-3001, S-3003, S-3004, S-3005, S-3010, S-9001, S-9202, S-9206, S-9402, S-9405(click here for servo motors).
Download 5-servo controller program for Windows XP (2.4 MB)
for non-commercial use only*
TTL to USB Adapter
TTL to USB Adapter
USB TTL Serial Cable allow easy interfacing to devices over USB.
The USB TTL Serial cable provide connectivity between USB and serial UART interfaces at 5V.
3.5mm audio jack output. Connector configuration:
- tip - TxD
- ring - RxD
- sleeve - GND
Cable with audio jack connector with +5V based TxD and RxD signalling