In my quest to keep wiring neat (which it is not at this time), I wanted to create a board that would help minimize the amount of wiring needed.
So I create a Power Distribution board that will take all servo inputs from 2 EZ-B v4/2’s and then isolate and output the signal wire to the EZ-B’s. The power will be handled by the PDB.
The PDB will also have two LED’s allowing me to see that the PDB is receiving power to each side. There will also be a 4 pin header that is for Ground so that the servos are running from the same ground, 2 Pins can be routed to each EZ-B.
Eventually the goal will be to make one Main Board to handle the entire robot. But for now I am doing it in small phases until I have everything the way that I want it to be.
So I switched from Arduino (Never Started, just planned) to using EZ-B v4/2’s for my InMoov project. During my search to get better sound I found out that you can Solder some wires before the AMP on the EZ-B’s and then send the sound to an AMP of your choosing.
So I purchased an AMP that can take 2 inputs and output them into a pair of speakers which I have mounted in the head of my InMoov. So I made a Y to allow the 2 outputs from the EZ-B’s to the Input on the AMP. However this created more wiring, and I am trying to create less if possible.
So I designed a small board that essentially simulates the Y I made but in a much smaller space and makes for a cleaner install.
Here is a picture of the board as well as it wired to my InMoov.
As you may have seen in a previous post I designed a custom circuit board for connecting the Adafruit NeoPixel Ring to the Arduino based on the notes within the sketch stating that it is recommended to add a capacitor and a resistor to prevent damage to the LED’s from a power surge.
Today the boards arrived and I couldn’t be more pleased with them. I immediately soldered the components on one of the boards so I could give it a test and see how it looks.
Below is a picture of the boards that I received as well as a picture of one of them all wired up. Also note, I have at least 10 extras that I am willing to sell if anyone has an interest in connecting one up to their NeoPixel LED Ring. They don’t need to be used specifically for the InMoov Robot.
NOTE: I am not the creator of this robot. The InMoov Robot was created by Gael Langevin, you can read more about it here: http://inmoov.fr/.