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PC Control These demos and projects allow the robot to be controlled via a computer.

ArbotiX Commander Control - These demos and projects control the Robot using the ArbotiX Commander, the handheld Arduino based remote control.

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Pose Control - These demos and projects allow you to create and playback a sequence of poses.

Serial Control - These demos and projects control the robot using a serial packet protocol.

Standalone - These demos and projects are deisgned to let your robot function without a computer or additional microcontroller.

Wireless Control - These demos and projects allow you to control the robot wirelessly - usually by replacing the Serial Connection with XBee modules.

Reference - These articles have technical details regarding the control and operation of the robot.

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Setting DYNAMIXEL AX and MX Series Firmware, ID, and BAUD with ROBOPLUS 1.0

This guide will teach you how to manage the Firmware, ID, and BAUD rate of your AX/MX series Dynamixel servos using a U2D2 and ROBOPLUS 1.0 on a computer with Windows installed.

You will need to download the ROBOPLUS 1.0 Software from ROBOTIS.

Starting the Dynamixel Wizard:

  1. Plug in your U2D2 using the provided USB cable to the computer you have ROBOPLUS 1.0 installed to. You will need to use the provided conversion cable and a Power Hub (available here), and you will need to plug your 12V power supply in to the hub. See image below for a working setup.
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  2. Start the ROBOPLUS 1.0 Software.
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  3. Click on the Expert Tab
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  4. Open the Dynamixel Wizard. This will open up a new window with the Dynamixel Wizard.
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Setting the Firmware:

  1. Click on the Firmware Recovery Button. This will open up a new window with the Dynamixel Firmware Recovery tool.
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  2. Click Next
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  3. Click OK
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  4. Select your U2D2's Port from the dropdown and click Search
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  5. Plug in your Servo
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  6. The status should read "Connected!", click Next
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  7. Select your servo model from the dropdown. Be careful to select your specific servo model, or you can do irreversable damage to your servo. Click Next.
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  8. If the selected firmware for your servo is correct, click OK.
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  9. Your firmware will now update. Once this bar reaches 100% you may click Next.
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  10. If all went properly, you will see the congratulations window. You may Click Finish and start using your servo with the latest firmware.
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Setting the ID:

  1. Plug in your Servo
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  2. Select the COM port of your U2D2 from the dropdown menu
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  3. Click the Connect button
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  4. Make sure that 57142 is selected and click the Start Searching button
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  5. Once your servo is found, click the Stop Searching button
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  6. You can now click on your servo in the tree menu on the left, bringing up the Register Table
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  7. Click on [3] ID in the register table
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  8. Click on the ID List dropdown and select your ID #
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  9. Once you have selected your servo's ID #, click Apply to save the change
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Setting the Baudrate:

  1. Plug in your Servo
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  2. Select the COM port of your U2D2 from the dropdown menu
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  3. Click the Connect button
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  4. Make sure that 57142 is selected and click the Start Searching button
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  5. Once your servo is found, click the Stop Searching button
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  6. You can now click on your servo in the tree menu on the left, bringing up the Register Table
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  7. Click on [4] Baud Rate in the register table
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  8. Click on the Baud number dropdown and select "1 (1000000 bps)"
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  9. Once you have selected "1 (1000000 bps)", click Apply to save the change
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