The 12-channel Mini Maestro 12 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver. Header pins are included but not soldered into this partial kit version (all surface-mount components are soldered).
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Documentation and other information
Pololu USB Software Development Kit
The Pololu USB SDK contains the code you need for making your own applications that use native USB to control the Jrk Motor Controller, Maestro Servo Controller, Simple Motor Controller, or USB AVR Programmer.
- Getting Started with the Maestro Servo Controller
- In this short video, Pololu engineer Emily shows how easy it is to get started with Maestro servo controllers.
|Getting started with the maestro servo controller.|
- Polstro: C++ serial interface library for the Maestro
- Polstro is a cross-platform C++ library for controlling a Maestro over its serial interface. Jacques Bitoniau created this library for his quadcopter control system, which is described in this blog post.
- Maestro Support for RoboRealm
- The Pololu Maestro RoboRealm module provides a way to interface the visual processing of RoboRealm into servo movements using the Pololu Maestro USB Servo Controller. Released February, 2010.
- Paparazzi Autopilot for Linux
- Patrick Hickey and Bradley Lord use a Pololu Micro Maestro for servo output and a Pololu 4 servo multiplexer to support manual control override in their model aircraft autopilot project. Published February, 2010.
- Obstacle Avoider
- A simple obstacle-avoiding robot based on the Maestro, using continuous-rotation servos and distance sensors. The robot is programmed using the Maestro’s internal scripting language, without the need for an additional microcontroller. By TomatoWire, June 2010.
- RGB shoji lamp
- This Japanese-style lamp was made from laser-cut parts and uses an RGB LED Satellite Module 001, a ShiftBar, and a Pololu Mini Maestro 12-channel servo controller. By Kevin Chang, April 2013.
- Micro Maestro and 12-channel Mini Maestro Cases
- 3D models of cases that cover the bottom of the 6-channel Micro Maestro and 12-channel Mini Maestro servo controllers.
- Raspberry Pi – Real Time Control via Android HTML5
- Demo code to do web-based real time control of the Pololu Micro Maestro 6 channel servo controller using the Raspberry Pi and the Tornado web server. By MartinSant, November 2012.
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
- The Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 is required for many Pololu configuration, control, and utility programs under Windows. Most computers will have this installed already or can automatically install it over the internet, but you can also get .NET 3.5 directly from Microsoft at this link. If you are installing on a computer without internet access, make sure to get the Full Redistributable Package.