Section: New Software and Platforms

Pixl Board

Functional Description: Pixl is a tiny board used to create low cost robots based on Raspberry Pi board and Dynamixel XL-320 motors. This board has 2 main features:

  • The power part, allowing the user to plug a 7.5V AC/DC converter or a battery directly into the Pixl. This power is distributed to all XL320 motors and is converted to 5V for the Raspberry Pi board.

  • The communication part, which converts full duplex to half duplex and vice-versa. The half duplex part switch between RX and TX automatically. Another connector allows the user to connect his XL320 network.

The board is used in the Poppy Ergo Jr robot.