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Renbotics ServoShield


Vendor's Description: 


The Renbotics Servo Shield is an Arduino-compatible shield that uses two 4017 decade counters to drive up to 16 servos using only 4 pins (digital pins 6 to 9) and as little as one 8bit timer (Timer 2) in standard mode or two 16/8bit timers (Timer 1 and Timer 2 for Duemilanove or Timer 3 for Mega) in high accuracy mode. It also includes a 196 point breadboard style prototyping area.


Features: 

·              16 Servo Channels

·              Convenient screw terminal for servo power supply

·              196 Point breadboard style prototyping area

·              Compatible with Arduino Duemilanove and Arduino Mega

·              Easy to use API


Applications: 

  •   Robotics 
  •  Animatronics
  •  Mechatronic Art

Kit Includes: 

  • 1 x Renbotics Servo Shield Bare
  • 2 x 4017 Decade Counter DIP16
  • 2 x 10nf Capacitors
  • 2 x 6 pin Female Shield Stacking Headers
  • 2 x 8 pin Female Shield Stacking Headers
  • 1 x 2 pin Screw Terminal
  •  3 x 16 pin Male Breakaway Headers

Available from Seeed Studio (http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/renbotics-servoshield-rev-11-p-498.html)

www.renbotics.com

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Eagle files are now available at www.renbotics.com

I thought it was a really cool shield too especially cause it's so simple and the 4017 chips only costs 0.23$ each, so I was planning to buy a bucketfull and make a SUPERVERSION of the shield...

BUT then I read THIS...