Thursday, March 12, 2015

Servo Testing

Servo Test Rig Diagram
The first task was to check if I could control the servos with the Adafruit controller. There is a example code on their website. I started with that and simplified it a little bit.

One the main problems I found is that the python-smbus required to communicate with the i2c protocol on the Adafruit controller was just note Windows friendly. I ended up using VM Ware player with a Debian distribution like the Raspberry Pi. This was more effective as it has the supporting libraries used by the python-smbus package.

Servo Test Photo