You mean the pin outs at the connector ? The pin outs for
everything from the RCM at one time were included in the Getting
Started guide or one of the other .PDF files you get from
installing the software.
Otherwise, do a Google search for D*a*vi*d P*ru*tc*h*i (removing
the asterisks, of course) and contact him at his contact page. He
is a very knowledgable on the ER1 hardware & I am guessing would be
glad to help. Tell him James Deen sent you. ( I didn't want to
provide any direct links out of respect to his privacy.)
Hope that helps !
Thanks for the info. The manual only has pinouts for the analog/digital
auxilliary inputs. I'm reusing only the stepper motors and drive train
from the ER1 and need pinouts in order to connect the motors to my own
Here are some links that may be of help to you:
At one time the ER1 Forums had the exact info you are looking for,
but of course they shut it down. What a shame.
Anyway, Prutchi's website states that the motors are "two 3.4 Volt
1.8 degree/step Shinano Kenshi SST58D3820 motors" - perhaps that
info will help you determine the pin outs you need.
Good luck !
Knowing the coil sequence might help some. You can peel back the
black webbing near the motors or connector to see the wires:
"For the ER1 robot, a short delay is required. The coil sequence is
RED, GREEN, BLUE, BLACK. "
Good luck !
Evolution's ESRP platform is pretty cool, but here is what they wrote
me when I asked what it would cost to use their software on a small run
product I am designing.
"Thanks for your interests in the SDK. For commercial product
development, you would need to purchase a copy of ERSP SDK for R&D.
When you are ready to incorporate any part of the SDK technologies in
your final product (ViPR, vSLAM, etc.), we would negotiate an ongoing
run-time unit licensing fee based on various factors such as retail
price, volume, time to market, branding, and other sales/marketing
ERSP SDK is $30K for the main seat, and $5K/each for additional seats.
Royalty/run-time licensing fees ranges anywhere between 5%-15% of final
price of the product, depending on the factors I've mentioned above.
Hope this helps. Please let us know if there are any questions or if
you need further clarification.
I REALLY like the way the Evolution product works, the user interface
seems very intuitive to me and I think it would certainly streamline
the software end of my product, but I doubt if we ever do more than
1000 units per year. 30K just to see if it will work is too high for my
Needless to say, I am now looking for some other platform to utilize.
It will be interesting to see what Microsoft ends up charging for
commercial use of their product. In the meantime, I'll be looking for
another solution for my application.
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