Animatronics control software

Hi - can anyone recommend some timeline based software to control servos / solenoids that I can use with a Raspberry Pi or Arduino? thanks!


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    Hi Rob,

    You might want to look into the application VSA


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    Thanks Chris,

    That looks like just the sort of thing that I was after but their proprietor controller is so expensive especially when compared to a raspberry pi... do you know of any software that might be suitable for the rasp pi?
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    I've not tried it personally (there are some other folks on here who may have) but you can get VSA to work with Arduino, or with a Raspberry Pi.

    Here is an article on getting it to work with Arduino:

    It's something I really want to try myself at some point!

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    VSA runs on a computer and uses a separate controller board to interact with servos. That article shows how to use an arduino as a servo controller. You still need a computer to run VSA. If VSA would run on Linux, it might be possible to have it run on a Raspberry Pi, but as far as I know it only works with Windows.
    You'd probably be best of using a cheap laptop. Just remember that you need to purchase the software if you want to be able to save your sequences.
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