How does the new Lynxmotion SSC-32 USB from Robotshop work?
Quite wonderfully I must say! Just imagine: no more 9 volt battery! No more usb to serial converter! Those two things alone make it a worthwhile upgrade.
I have found that it connects flawlessly to the five different computers I have tried it on EVERY time, and it is really smooth. The motions are very fluid, and we have yet to drop a connection.
Watch the intro video below to see all of the upgrades as well as how to wire the AL5-D to it, and how to power it so it works without the battery!