Pypot is a cross-platform Python library making it easy and fast to control custom robots based on multiple models of Dynamixel motors. Use Pypot to:
Compatible motors: MX-106, MX-64, MX-28, MX-12, AX-12, AX-18, RX-24, RX-28, RX-64, XL-320, SR-RH4D, EX-106. Derivated versions are also supported (e.g. MX-28AT, MX-28R, MX-28T, ...). Both protocols v1 and v2 are supported
Compatible sensors: Kinect 1, QRCode from RGB camera, sonar, micro-switch from Raspberry Pi GPIO, digital or analog sensor connected to Arduino
Compatible interpreters: Python 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9
Other models of motors and sensors can be integrated with little effort and time. Other programming languages may be connected through the REST API.
Pypot is part of the Poppy project aiming at developing robotic creations that are easy to build, customize, deploy, and share. It promotes open-source by sharing 3D-printed hardware, software, and web tools.
The Poppy creatures are:
All those creatures are based on a combination of standard dynamixel actuators, 3D printed parts and open-source electronics such as Arduino boards. Both the hardware (3D models, electronics...) and software can be freely used, modified and duplicated.
If you are using a Poppy robot embedding a Raspberry Pi, Pypot is already shipped with it. For custom robots, just type ⌨️
pip install pypot in your system terminal!
If you intend to modify or add features to Pypot, create a virtual environment and install it from sources instead:
git clone https://github.com/poppy-project/pypot cd pypot/pypot pip install .
Additional drivers may be needed for USB2serial, depending of your OS. Check here:
If this is the first time you contribute to Pypot, it is a good idea to share your work on the forum first, we will be happy to give you a hand so that you can contribute to the opensource project.