Hey there roboticists! You may be familliar with the original DYNAMIXEL Shield for Arduino, which is compatible with Arduino Uno and the “1.0” Arduino pinout. However, a number of newer Arduino boards exist which are both smaller and more powerful thanks to improvements in chip technology over the years.
The Arduino MKR series of boards is just one example of this- improving on the Arduino Uno’s 16mhz ATmega328P processor with an SAMD Cortex M0+ running at 48mhz on the newer MKR boards, the MKR offers significantly more processing power in a smaller form factor, with more I/O pins and storage space for your Arduino program (Uno- 32kB memory vs MKR series- 256kB memory).
Now, ROBOTIS has released the new DYNAMIXEL Shield for Arduino MKR Series to empower projects with the latest Arduino boards! The new shield uses the same libraries as the DYNAMIXEL Shield for Uno, and examples can be found on the ROBOTIS GitHub:
For now, let’s check out the DYNAMIXEL Shield for Arduino MKR series through this Quick Start Video released by the ROBOTIS Open Source Team YouTube channel! Feel free to post if you have any questions.