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POST No. 2407651
Can I use a Beaglebone Blue to control and drive a DYNAMIXEL?
2019-11-06 22:19:18 ProfessorSato
I want to control and drive a 3dof manipulator which consists of 3 DYNAMIXELs. 

1 - Can I use a single SBC (Beaglebone Blue) for controlling all 3 motors? Or do I *need* things like openCM 9.04?
2 - I guess I should use Dynamixel SDK inside the OS of my SBC to send control command packets?
3 - Which type of motor do you recommend? Since ROBOTIS's own "open manipulator" uses XM430-W350, I thought it would be a good choice. Or should I opt for more powerful ones like MX-107?

Thanks
2019-11-06 22:19:18
ProfessorSato
2019-11-11 14:06:12 Will Son

Hi,


From the official site, it seems like the Beaglebone Blue does natively not support DYNAMIXEL as it does not provide neither TTL or RS-485.


"Easy connect JST interfaces for adding additional buses and peripherals including: GPS, DSM2 radio, UARTs, SPI, I2C, 1.8V analog, 3.3V GPIOs"


However, since the board comes with USB port, you can connect U2D2(USB - DYNAMIXEL interface converter) in order to communicate to DYNAMIXEL.

Thank you.

2019-11-11 14:06:12
willson
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