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Control maestro board with vixen 3

Im looking to find a way to control the maestro 6 channel servo board with vixen 3. I have seen a couple mentions of doing it but I am having trouble figuring out what I need to do so that they can communicate with each other. Thanks

Hello,

We do not have any examples for using the Maestro with Vixen 3. From my understanding, the Vixen 3 software does not have built-in support for the Maestro serial protocols. You might be able to do something more custom such as using a separate microcontroller to process the DMX signals from the software and turn them into TTL serial commands for the Maestro. A brief Internet search showed a forum thread about using an Arduino to do so. It seems to have been successful, but it will require some programing on your part; the post did not share any code examples.

I hope this is helpful in getting you started. We would love to hear about any success you have!

-Derrill