Older change notices listed below. For the latest changes, please refer to the Home Page of this Knowledge Base.

June 25th/2019: Extended the Pypot and ROS documentation to support for the new seed58 actuators.

April 8th: New section with our Open source work on Tinysafeboot Bootloader

Feb 20th/2019: Tidy'ed up Unpacking pages for all models, including information on the new Bundle of PC Interface Board+Power+Data Hub+Power supply.
Added the latest firmware versions for updating all of seed robotics actuators and main boards.

Jun 21st/2018: Extended the PyPot page with the model IDs for the actuators in the RH8D

Feb 2nd/2018: Added a section for the new RH8D Hand
Released a new version of the Dynamixel Wizard Control tables adding support for the RH8D and introducing the new options in Actuator firmware v27.
Revised the documentation of the Actuators Control table: documented the Shutdown Conditions and Zero Offset tuning added in Actuator firmware version 27.

Nov 22nd: Re-released EROS firmware V3.0 (30) for RH7D (now version 3.0B) with minor improvements (see changelog).
Released a new version of the Dynamixel Wizard Control tables with the latest support for the RH2D, RH4D and RH7D.

Nov 14th: Revised the EROS vs ARES architecture: What's new and What's changed document with minor corrections and improved detail of new functionalities.
Edited the Seed Robotics micro Actuators control table with bugfixes and a large array of new features.
Edited the Seed Robotics Main Board Control Table with information about the Internal PSU Reset feature.

Oct 30th: Edited the Seed Robotics Main Board Control Table with information about the new Fan speed adjustment feature.
Edited the Console Commands to add information about the new “setfan” command.

Sept 6th: Added Connection Diagrams and Connector Pinouts for the most commonly used interfaces and MCUs.
Added information on using the Bluetooth Interface in the new EROS Architecture.
Expanded the Control Tables page to include information about the new RH2D.
Improved the documentation about the STP / EROS Console to better link to the connection instructions for USB and Bluetooth.

Aug 23rd: Revised the Darwin-OP framework and PyPot integration documentation, adding and improving details for the new RH2D.
New version of the Control Tables for Dynamixel Wizard is now available, adding support for the RH2D.
Improved the XL-320 Control table page with a more concise approach.
Overall text and spelling improvements.

Aug 17th: Added preliminary information for the RH2D model.
Moved the documentation about the RH4D ARES architecture to a separate section, in order to better separate and organize the instructions.
Edited the instructions for using Darwin-OP framework and added information for the RH2D.
Several minor text reviews.

June 21st: Added more detailed Assembly information for RH7D
Extended the information about using the PyPot framework, exposing one enw options (use of high level functions)
Added a document with information about patching PyPot to further improve compatibility with PyPot high level functions and graphical tools.

June 6th: released a new firmware version for the EROS Architecture (v26). Includes compatibility improvements for PyPot and a new algorithm for upgrading the internal actuators.
Released a new version of the TSB Loader tool used to upgrade the firmware of the internal actuators. (EROS only)

June 1st: released a new version of the Dynamixel Control tables for use in Dynamixel Wizard. The new version adds support for the Seed56 actuator used in the RH4D, which was missing in the previous version.

May 22nd: released EROS Firmware version 25 to address an issue that affected certain frameworks. Please refer to your product page for instructions on updating the firmware.

May 12th: corrected the instructions for verifying the eeprom backup when performing an EROS actuator firmware upgrade.

May 3rd, 2017: updated the page with the Actuator Firmware update instructions (Eros architecture): added a Verify step after backing up the eeprom, reduced the communication speed in the commands, for better reliability, expanded the Troubleshooting section and tidied up formatting.

May 2nd, 2017: uploaded the latest main board firmware version for the RH7D;
Completed the information regarding the firmware update of the internal actuators (pre requisites, Linux instructions, modified source code, etc.)
Added information about compiling the TSB loader tool for upgrading the firmware of the internal actuators
Updated the page with the EROS architecture goals, so that it matches all the features implemented and the ones still in the roadmap.

March 27th, 2017: updated information on the Darwin Framework: clarified known issues that affect ARES architecture only and added a note about the option to upgrade to the EROS free of charge.

Mar 23, 2017: updated the EROS Control Table information: added a note explaining that Present Voltage will report 0 on V3 boards, because these boards don't have this capability.
Clarified instructions for the USB Console and RH4D Troubleshooting, to include information about the new EROS firmware. Clearly marked the “ARES architecture” specific pages with a note on the title to better clarify the documentation.

Mar 22, 2017: Expanded the page explaining the ARES vs EROS Architecture: detailed how scale of Current Measurement readings changed between architectures; added a new Section specifically detailing all the new features in EROS.
Rewrote the ROS, Pypot and Other frameworks document to include the new EROS Architecture and compatibility information regarding the control table changes in the Robotis Dynamixel XM series.
Expanded the document on Dynamixel control to better clarify how to calculate the “timeout”.
Removed the existing connections from the RH7D page to the RH4D page as the RH7D section is now all complete.
Corrected information on the EROS Control Table about setting the RGB LED colour and the Registered Instruction parameter.

Mar 21,17: Added documentation about the Control Table for the Main board in the EROS firmware
Added information about the EROS firmware to the RH4D.
Rewrote a number of pages to clearly frame them in the appropriate architecture. (for example the “Current Reading feature”)
Removed mentions to the RH7D T40, since the model is being discontinued in a favour of a new design that will be available in Q2 2017.

Mar 6, 17: Added early information about the transition to EROS firmware

Feb 27, 17: Fixed the default IDs listed for the RH7D

Feb 22, 17: added a new page Introducing the Dynamixel protocol and how to control the hands using it; added a new page Introducing the Seed Robotics Simple Text Protocol and how to control the hands using it

Feb 21, 17: updated patch for Roboplus with official support for RH7D;
reorganized the RH7D documentation; published the RH7D list of console commands; rewrote instructions on installing the Dynamixel Wizard patches.

Feb 16, 17: Added connector and pinout information; added instructions on how to connect via Bluetooth using Android phones.

Jan 9, 17: Added the Copyright notice about the 3D CAD file models.

Dec 30: Detailed the Control Tables for the new firmware designed for Seed Robotics Actuators.

Dec 28: Revised the RH7D instructions, detailing the new Software Architecture for this version

Oct 21, 2016: Added CAD models for the RH4D and RH7D

Oct 21, 2016: added Robotis Roboplus Control Tables for Dynamixel Wizard that enable the control of Seed Robotics products through Dynamixel Wizard. Please note these are for Roboplus 1.x

Oct 21, 2016: Added instructions and code patches for using the Darwin-OP framework

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