Dynamixel util

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dynamixel_util is used to probe and manipulate Dyanmixel Servos.

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Where to Find It

dynamixel_util is included with the standard Tekkotsu distribution. It can be found in /usr/local/Tekkotsu/tools/dynamixel_util.

How to Build It

To compile dynamixel_util, do:

 sudo -s
 cd /usr/local/Tekkotsu/tools/dynamixel_util
 make
 exit

How to Run It

If you're using the recommended Tekkotsu configuration files, including .profile and .bashrc, then dynamixel_util will be on your search path and you can just run it from the command line. lTry this to see the help text and list of commands:

dynamixel_util -h

Configuration Settings

To see the possible configuration settings, such as Path and Baud, do:

dynamixel_util conf

Common Operations

For examples of common operations using dynamixel_util, see the article on Dynamixel Servos.