Pololu Maestro Servo Controller

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This document describes how to install Pololu Maestro Servo Controller board software on Gentoo.

Install needed packages

Install dev-lang/mono and dev-libs/libusb:

root #emerge dev-lang/mono dev-libs/libusb

Download software

Download Maestro Control Center [1] and USB Software Development Kit [2].

It is necessary to run MaestroControlCenter and UscCmd programs with "mono"

user $mono MaestroControlCenter
user $mono UscCmd

Read README.txt files there for more information how to use and compile software.

Troubleshooting

Create link to libusb-1.0.so.0.1.0 if Maestro Control Center or other program got error "Library not found: libusb-1.0"

root #cd /lib
root #ln -s libusb-1.0.so.0.1.0 libusb-1.0.so

Edit Makefile if USB Software Development Kit couldn't build with error "make: gmcs: Command not found".

FILE MakefileUSB Software Development Kit
Change line: 
CSC:=gmcs 
to 
CSC:=mcs

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