SSC-32 Servo Controller
SSC-32 Servo Controller

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This product has been replaced by the SSC-32U USB Servo Controller .

This is the best servo controller value available. 32 channels of 1uS resolution servo control. Bidirectional communication with Query commands. Synchronized, or "Group" moves. 12 Servo Hexapod Gait Sequencer built in. MiniSSC-II emulation, like having 4 of them. Plus much more!

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DB9 Serial Data Cable - 6'
DB9 Serial Data Cable - 6'
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USB-to-Serial Adapter Cable
USB-to-Serial Adapter Cable
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Wiring Harness - Battery Connector
Wiring Harness - Battery Connector
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RIOS / SSC-32 Arm Control Software
Lynxmotion RIOS SSC-32 Arm Control Software
 
SSC-32 Sequencer
Lynxmotion Visual Sequencer (SEQ-01)
 


This product has been replaced by the SSC-32U USB Servo Controller .

User Guides Specifications
These specifications pertain to firmware version 2.03XE:
  • Microcontroller = Atmel ATMEGA168-20PU
  • EEPROM = 24LC256P
  • Speed = 14.75 MHz
  • Internal Sequencer = 12 Servo Hexapod (Alternating Tripod)
  • Serial input = True RS-232 or TTL, 2400, 9600, 38.4k, 115.2k, N81
  • Outputs = 32 (Servo or TTL)
  • Inputs = 4 (Static or Latching, Analog or Digital)
  • Current requirements = 31mA
  • PC interface = DB9F
  • Microcontroller interface = Header posts
  • Servo control = Up to 32 servos plug in directly
  • Servo type supported = Futaba or Hitec
  • Servo travel range = 180°
  • Servo resolution = 1uS, .09°
  • Servo speed resolution = 1uS / Second
  • Servo motion control = Immediate, Timed, Speed or Synchronized.
  • PC board size = 3.0" x 2.3"
  • VS peak current = max 15 amps per side
  • VS steady current = max 3-5 amps per side recommended
Information
The SSC-32 (serial servo controller) is a small preassembled servo controller with some big features. It has high resolution (1uS) for accurate positioning, and extremely smooth moves. The range is 0.50mS to 2.50mS for a range of about 180°. The motion control can be immediate response, speed controlled, timed motion, or a combination. A unique "Group Move" allows any combination of servos to begin and end motion at the same time, even if the servos have to move different distances. This is a very powerful feature for creating complex walking gaits for multi servo walking robots. The servo's position or movement can be Queried to provide feedback to the host computer. There is even a 12 servo Hexapod sequencer built in. This allows complete control of all aspects of the alternating tripod gait simply by transferring a few values from the host controller. Any output can be used as a TTL level output. There are 4 digital inputs that are static or latched, so you don't have to worry about missing a short event. They can also be used as analog inputs. There are three terminal blocks for powering options. The DB9 input has true RS-232 levels for use with a PC.
SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility (created using FlowBotics Studio)

The SSC-32 Servo Controller board can be easily controlled with the new SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility. It is available as a free downloadable utility which makes it easy to experiment with robotics and animatronics.

This utility is an example of the type of program which can be built using FlowBotics Studio, which includes this program as an open source demo project. The SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility program enables you to easily move servo motors, calibrate their position, store and playback motion sequences, upgrade the SSC-32 firmware and more.

Screenshot of SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility

Downloads
SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility (created using FlowBotics Studio)
The SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility is available here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have an SSC-32 or SSCU Servo Controller (USB port), contrary to the guide, DO NOT update the firmware.