2. Materials

Here’s what you’ll need to follow along:

  • Pololu 16-servo controller (that’s what we’ll use; you could use any other serial device)
  • A PC with a serial port running Microsoft Windows or Linux. If your PC doesn’t have a serial port, USB serial port adapters are available for just a few dollars.
  • A serial cable to connect your device to the computer. For most devices, a “modem” or “extension” cable is what you want. Don’t get a “null modem” or “crossover” cable unless you know you need it.

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Magnetic Encoder Disc for Mini Plastic Gearmotors, OD 9.7 mm, ID 1.5 mm, 12 CPR (Bulk)
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100:1 Metal Gearmotor 20Dx44L mm 6V with Extended Motor Shaft
RoboClaw 2x15A Motor Controller (V5D)
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