There is probably no easier way than this one-chip-solution to control eight servo channels, esc, or digital outputs via a serial UART. And you can connect e.g. your Arduino or Raspberry Pi without any additional hardware to the SSCe. A USB-converter allows you to control the servos from your computer.
The PiKoder/SSCe supports two protocols:
- MiniSSC protocol representing a very common protocol for controlling SSCs
- a two-way ASCII-Protocol for customizing and controlling the SSC with standard terminal programs
You can operate the PiKoder/SSCe with 3.3 Volts. This eliminates the need for a dedicated 5 V power supply in embedded systems when other modules such as Bluetooth transmitters are used which require 3.3 V.
The PCC (PiKoder Control Center) with its graphical user interfaces provides for testing and customization of the PiKoder/SSCe.
The User's Guide provides detailed information regarding the features and the application of the PiKoder/SSCe.
This application note outlines how you can control up to 255 servos by daisy chaining PiKoder/SSC(e).
This script demonstrates how to set the channel values using the Ascii Command Interface.
This firmware is provided as freeware for private, non-commercial use. Please refer to the PiKoder Firmware License Agreement for more details. Please note that the feature set of the demo firmware has been limited. You will find more details in the User's Manual.