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Custom power boards for InMoov Servos

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So I know this is site is about MRL not InMoov hardware but I wanted to share the custom power distribution boards I built with other InMoov builders.

I originally wanted to use my Adafruit 16 port servo controller boards with the InMoov service so I could put one at each of the elbows and connect up the servos to keep it nice and simple, no additional tangle of wires. Those boards aren't integrated yet with InMoov, so I had to look for other options for get my bot ready for Makerfaire.


Info for Grog to help me with a InMoov adaption

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My wires are currently a mess as I need to use long servo extensions to go back to my two arduinos. This is the standard InMoov setup as per the service page, and I think with some work it could be neater, as Gael has managed to do with ribbon cable. I'd like to try to use two Adafruit 16 port servo boards to accomplish this. it also gives me more ports to play with in the long run. To keep things simple, I'd like to just keep everything else in the Inmoov service (and "fully.py" script) the same as possible.


Trying to figure out MRL ASAP

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I've got my inmoov 95% built and ready to animate it. 

I've tried MRL on OSX, Ubuntu 13.4 (VMWARE) and Windows8 (VMWare), but not having any luck getting any of them to work.

My preference is OS X, but I'll live with whatever works. I have several arduinos and 2 adafruit 16 port serial boards ready to go.