I am computer programmer and it's really been long since I have done electronics. I need help on connecting my servos to an Arduino to power my robotic arm. This is the robotic arm that I am trying to build.
I have come up with the connections as shown in the below diagram with my basic knowledge and browsing the internet. I have omitted the signal wires for clarity.
What I would like to know is
- Will this work?
Is this a good/decent design? I think it isn't as I have 4 battery packs.
I would like to have a single power source that would save me the trouble of maintaining so many batteries. To do this I have thought of using a voltage regulator but I am concerned about how this would perform if one servo starts drawing too much load. It might suck up all most the power leaving very little for the other servos.
Any suggestions would be greatly helpful.