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I am very new to this whole topic.

 

One quick question, can I use the servo brick as standalone and connect it to the PC?

 

And.. What is the main scope of the Main brick?

 

Thanks.

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Welcome, to this forum !

One quick question, can I use the servo brick as standalone and connect it to the PC?

To run and controll a servo by PC, you need at least the servo brick (https://shop.tinkerforge.com/bricks/servo-brick.html) connected to the servo and an additional power supply (accu, batteries) connected to the brick.

And finally your own software implementation in a language of your choice that is supported by TF or at least the brick viewer.

And.. What is the main scope of the Main brick?

Did you mention the master brick ? http://www.tinkerforge.com/doc/Hardware/Bricks/Master_Brick.html#master-brick

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Yes, you need a master to communicate between the stack of bricks and PC.

http://www.tinkerforge.com/doc/Tutorials/Tutorial.html#build-stacks

But if you run only 1 brick, eg. servo brick, you can attach 2 bricklets (http://www.tinkerforge.com/doc/Product_Overview.html#product-overview-bricklets) to it, but the master offers 4 ports.

Otherwise you need a master if you want to connect wireless (WIFI) for example by an master extension:

http://www.tinkerforge.com/doc/Product_Overview.html#master-extensions

 

The master is always the bottommost brick in a stack. A good example would be

4. Bricklets to ports of servo and/or master brick (optional)

3. Servo

2. Master Extension e.g. WIFI (optional)

1. Master (optional)

0. Step-Down Power Supply (optional)

 

I would recommend you to attach a Step-Down Power Supply, too.

http://www.tinkerforge.com/doc/Product_Overview.html#product-overview-power-supplies

it powers the stack much easier, but in this case the power supply is the bottommost module.

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