Has anyone used Dynamixel AX-12A Servos (Robotic Actuators) with a Propeller? I just bartered into a set of 5 AX-12A servos and a handful of Biolid pieces that should enable making a rather nice robotic arm. These things are really nice but are $45 a piece! However, from what I have gathered so far from the data page, it looks as though I need to be willing to learn quite a bit to make use of them as they aren't just a servo that works with a single PWM signal.
I am only after a simple yet sturdy arm for my underhouse robot project
that I started a year ago. My camera will be on it's own pan/tilt setup so the arm will only hold a paint marking pen, a spring loaded probe (to check for dry rot), and the bug spray tube/nozzle. So, I am thinking I don't really need the Hulk version of an arm that these Dynamixels would create. So...........
Should I dive in to how to use these things or save time and hassle and just sell these off to go with a basic arm with standard servos
Dynamixel AX-12A web page
and AX-12A data page