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CM-5 main controller

Robotis | A-000000-00563
CM-5 is the main controller for Dynamixel servomotor from the ranges AX and MX-xxT (TTL communication). Its sturdy plastic shell has many screw holes to construct your Bioloid robot.
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Description of the CM-5 main controller

CM-5 main controller for dynamixel servomotors robotis

The CM-5 main controller contains a board with a ATMega128 microcontroller and connectors to communicate with the TTL protocol. It is meant to control AX (Bioloid kits) and MX-xxT (DarwinOp humanoid robot) Dynamixel servomotors (warning, MX-xxR Dynamixel servomotoirs use RS485 communication protocol).

The CM-5 main controller is shipped with its sturdy plastic shell that offers you many screw holes to attach your Dynamixel servomotors.

CM-5 main controller for dynamixel servomotors with its plastic shell

You can connect a ZIG-100 wireless module directly on the electronic board of the CM-5 main controller.

Add a wireless ZIG-11 module on your CM-5 main controller

You can supply for the CM-5 main controller with a 9.6V NiMH battery (sold separately) or a SMPS 12V 5A (sold separately).

Warning, the CM-5 main controller can't replace the CM-510 main controller of the Bioloid Premium kit.

Connecting your CM-5 main controller

pins and leds of the CM-5 main controller for dynamixel servomotors by robotis

  • Power Switch: The switch to connect the power.
  • Power Jack : The socket to connect the power jack of SMPS (12V 5A, not included).
  • PC Link (Serial Cable): The port to connect the serial port of CM-5 and PC using serial cable (Bioloid seriel BSC-10 cable, not included) It is used for task code download or communication with PC.
  • Start Button : The button to select the mode.
  • MODE button: The button to change the operation mode of CM-5. The three mode LED display the current mode:
    • MANAGE: Dynamixel Management Mode, used to set or test the operations of CM-5 and AX/MX Dynamixel using RoboPlus Manager. Automatically executed when RoboPlus Manager and CM-5 main controller are connected.
    • PROGRAM: motion edit mode, used when the motions are edited with RoboPlus Motion. Automatically executed when RoboPlus Motion and CM-5 main controller are connected.
    • PLAY: task code mode. Used after downloading the written code to CM-5 main controller with with RoboPlus Task. The Start button must be pressed directly by the user to execute when PLAY LED flickers.
  • POWER LED: Turned on if the power is ON flickers if it is being charged.
  • U / L / D / R Button : The assigned buttons used for entering purpose during the program operation commands to robots are transmitted by these buttons.
  • Status Display LED: TxD LED is on while CM-5 main controller is transmitting the data to the outside, RxD LED is on while CM-510 main controller is receiving the data from the outside. The AUX led is at your disposal, it can be turned ON or OFF using task code.
  • AX/MX Bus Port (3 pin): Used to connect the AX/MX-xxT Dynamixel servomotors in a daisy chain method.

Specifications of the CM-5 main controller

  • Weight : 125.95g (excluding battery)
  • Controller : ATMega128
  • Working Voltage : 7 ~ 12V. Recommended Voltage: 9.6V (Bioloid NiMH battery).
  • Consumed Currents
    • When IDLE : 50mA
    • Total Maximum Current : 5A (Fuse)
  • Working Temperature : -5℃~70℃
  • 4 3-Pin Connector for Dynamixel using TTL Communication

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