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Brushless motors position sensors

Hall effect sensors in the iCub brushless motors


Hall effect sensors are used in the iCub to measure the position of those joints controlled with brushless motors.
The table below reports the details. See the bill of materials for exact quantities.

RobotCub code Description Manufacturer Manuf. code Supplier Suppl. Order code Suppl. Phone number Suppl. Email/Website
SS495A SS495A1, Honeywell - Hall effect sensor, 8.7mA, 4.5-10.5Vcc, p.1.3mm, THD Honeywell SS495A1 RS 216-6247 - RS


Hand position sensors

Hall effect sensors in the iCub hand


Hall-effect sensors are used in the iCub to measure the position of the finger joint angles. Signals are acquired by the MAIS card
The table below reports the details. See the bill of materials for exact quantities.

RobotCub code Description Manufacturer Manuf. code Supplier Suppl. Order code Suppl. Phone number Suppl. Email/Website
363 MAIS right hand, IIT - Electronic board, 32-channel miniature ADC card IIT MAIS_000 EES MAIS_000 +39 0106140492 EES
369 MAIS right hand, IIT - Electronic board, 32-channel miniature ADC card IIT MAIS_000 EES MAIS_000 +39 0106140492 EES
669 MAIS finger connector, IIT - Connector electronic board for Icub hands IIT P2007_0000_RBCS_RC_MAIS_FC EES P2007_0000_RBCS_RC_MAIS_FC +39 0106140492 EES


More informations

The picture below shows the layout of the MAIS card rendered on top of the CAD of the hand.
The size and shape of the MAIS PCB has been specifically trimmed to fit the available space on the back of the hand.


Placement of the MAIS card on the hand of the iCub
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