A project log for SERVOcontrol

controller board for up to 18 Servos controlled by i2c or UART

AlexAlex 03/21/2016 at 17:254 Comments

I did had the PCBs here for some time (were on same order as my new #PICTIL PCBs). Here are some Photos of a assembled one:

The breakable mounting holes do break off very easy. One did break of during assembling. And I did forget to put the reset PIN on a Testpad to program the IC. so I did soldered a tiny wire directly to the pad. All other Pins needed for programming are accessible over the Pin headers.

The processor was sold as ATmega8L. But I am not sure what it is. A think it is some reused parts because the fuse settings did not had the default values and the labelling is in bad quality. The suspicious labelling:

But at least the one soldered does work fine till now.


deʃhipu wrote 03/22/2016 at 17:06 point

Looks great. Where did you get those shady microcontrollers from? It really gives this project a kind of a punk feel. Do you plan to add the reset pad to the PCB design?

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Alex wrote 03/22/2016 at 18:00 point


I did ordered them on aliexpress.

And yes a pad for the rest pin is already added in the PCB file.

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davedarko wrote 03/21/2016 at 18:55 point

ah great, looks like a mini comb crossed with a capacitor bank... great design!

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Alex wrote 03/22/2016 at 15:03 point


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