Maestro Settings

Start by plugging in the power and the USB connector to your laptop.  Then open the Maestro Control Center program.

First you need to check that their device is connected. Using any of the screen shot files in the box labeled Connected to: you should find your device. From there go to the Serial Settings page. For reference look at the file named Maestro_Serial. The correct setting should be USP Dual Port, but you should be able to control the servos with either the Dual Port or UART Fixed Baud Rate (9600) setting.  If you change the box that is checked you will need to use Apply Settings to make the change.

Using the Maestro_ChannelSetting file as a reference, you should then go the Channel Settings window.  Using the On startup or error menu they should choose “Go to” rather than “off“.  This will have the servos go to “zero” when they plug in their USB cable to the laptop the next time. Same as before use Apply Setting to make the change.

Using the Maestro Status screen shot as a reference you should see the two servo ports 0 and 1 checked.  You can then use the slider bars to verify that the servos move.

This test should verify that their new Maestro board is functioning.  The next test will be to move on to the Ground Station GUI.