How do I increase the rotation range of a standard servo? Most servos have a rotation range of ~ 180 degrees. I would like to access the entire 360 degree range on the servo, partially because I would be attaching the servo's shaft to the robotic wheel and would like it to be able to make full rotations. Or is that not possible?
I would not like to however lose the 'encoder' part of the servo which allows me to clearly specify which angular position the wheel should stop at.
If I use gears in order to transform this system range, would it lead to loss of precision?
In addition, would such a transform allow the wheels to continuously rotate in one direction? From what I understand, this won't work.
Would a stepper motor with an external encoder or a dc motor with an external encoder work?