|If you need a tool
to setup your OpenServos, this console is for you. With it, you can:|
Written in Python programming language, it is open source and can be
modified to suit your needs.
- use an unlimited number of servos
mix servos versions
- add new servo versions
- add non-servo devices (levels, etc...)
- use an unlimited number of communications adapters
mix communications adapters type (OSIF supported now)
- have access to a full range of tools: monitor, record,
configure, control, flash, etc...
The console was designed to test and setup servos, not as a programmer
unit to drive them.
Still, 60-100 IO transactions per second is fast enough to tune and
monitor servos in the speed range we use.
- It uses an interpreted, object oriented language
with multiple communication layers between the adaptor and the final
All panes and script compete for a single asynchronous I/O channel (per
adapter) . The total bandwith is shared between all of them. There is
no bandwith limit enforced so that a monitor panel using a very short
polling period can bring the communication channel down. Most of the
time, late answers are just ignored so that even if the information
comes back, it will be unusable.
A similar limit exists for the number of panels and the number of
fields used. Each field is accessed by a different request and each
panel uses distincts queries.
- Scripts run in a controller that must check for stop
or pause signal at each line.
- MS Windows use a time slice of 10-15 ms.; typical value for
Linux is about 10ms. This is the minimum time resolution for
monitoring. We typically get 1 register read or 1 register write per time slice. We cannot get any faster short of writing a driver in
Console Documentation by Laurent Marcoux is licensed under a Creative
Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.