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bin+lib rustypot

Package to communicate with Dynamixel motors

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0.2.0 Jan 23, 2023
0.1.0 Jan 17, 2023

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Rustypot: a Rust package to communicate with Dynamixel motors

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Getting started

Rustypot is yet another communication library for robotis Dynamixel motors. It is currently used in the Reachy project.

Feature Overview

  • Relies on serialport for serial communication
  • Support for dynamixel protocol v1 and v2 (can also use both on the same bus)
  • Support for sync read and sync write operations
  • Easy support for new type of motors (register definition through macros)
  • Pure Rust


use rustypot::{device::mx, DynamixelSerialIO};
use std::time::Duration;

fn main() {
    let mut serial_port = serialport::new("/dev/ttyACM0", 1_000_000)
        .expect("Failed to open port");

    let io = DynamixelSerialIO::v1();

    loop {
        let pos =
            mx::read_present_position(&io, serial_port.as_mut(), 11).expect("Communication error");
        println!("Motor 11 present position: {:?}", pos);


See https://docs.rs/rustypot for more information on APIs and examples.


This library is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.


Rustypot is developed and maintained by Pollen-Robotics. They developped open-source tools for robotics manipulation. Visit https://pollen-robotics.com to learn more or join the Dicord community if you have any questions or want to share your projects.


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