Questions tagged [rcservo]

An rc or hobby servo is a closed-loop servomechanism, typically used in radio control model, hobby or small-scale robotics applications. It usually consists of a motor coupled to a sensor (e.g. potentiometer) for position feedback, typically using a high ratio gearbox.

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What is the noise in this PWM signal?

I'm in the process of calibrating servos while constructing a new hobbyist robot arm. When testing the base rotation servo I noticed some unexpected noise in the PWM signal while the servo is in ...
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MG996R issues with Arduino

I am working on a robot dog, and using 12 MG996R servos. I am powering the servos via a 2S LiPo battery, and I have the battery's negative tied to the Arduino's ground to prevent ground loop issues. ...
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Can inferences about servo torque or applied force be made by measuring servo current drain?

I'm working on a robot arm project for hobbyist / learning purposes. One of my DIY motivations is to be able to easily add additional sensors. I've been thinking about using ACS712 linear current ...
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digital servo won't seek to angle if delta between current position and target is more than ~15 degrees

My students and I are using a Hiwonder LD-220MG digital servo to position a "shoulder" on a robot. We are seeing a behavior (on every one of these servos that we test) that it won't go ...
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Reducing stress on servo axle

I am designing an articulated robot arm that will not need to hold essentially any weight at its end, but that will need to perform thousands of repetitions (currently using MG 996R servos, but might ...
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Servo motor vibration problem

I'm working on DIY robotic arm. Robotic arm has 5 servos. The problem is that servo motors are shaking. I found different solutions but none of them works. What happens is that when I connect one PWM ...
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Controlling more than 12 Servos with the Arduino Servo library

I'm using Teensy hardware specifically. I have a Teensy 2.0 and a Teensy 3.0, and from the documentation it seems like there are two 16 bit timers available, and each should be able to control 12 ...
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controlling 6-axis robotic arm with raspberry pi, what instructions can do this?

I have been trying to build a robotic arm using a PCA9685 servo controller, a 6-axis robotic arm, and a raspberry pi model b+. I wired them all together accordingly but I have no idea how to actually ...
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How can i tell if my HS-485HB Servo is an Increased Rotation servo?

Our Robotics Team (Go TuxedoPandas! ordered a mix of regular and "Increased Rotation" servos from Servo city. However,it appears only the outside packaging is marked. And only with a sticker. Is ...
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I wanna make a raspberry pi car using an RC car. I would like to know if the servo multiplexer is necessary?

So I'm working on a project and it involves making a raspberry pi car, be it from scratch or with the help of can rc car. I chose the latter. Now the problem is I don't really have servo multiplexers ...
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How to raise/drop a spider?

For Halloween, I'd like to build a spider that drops from the ceiling when it detects motion and then rewinds itself back up to scare the next kids. I already have a lightweight foamish spider from ...
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Can I use a breadboard to power multiple SG90 servos?

I am planning on using 10 Towerpro SG90 servos, which operate at 4.8V or 6V and can require a maximum stall current of 700ma. If I use a breadboard like this one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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Control a servo (two position 180-degree swing) with an On/Off switch without microcontrollers [closed]

For my application, I need to be able to control a servo with a simple on/off switch. When it's off (pulled LOW), I need to servo to go at -90 degrees and stay there - possibly for a prolonged time. ...
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How to balance a humanoid robot on one feet?

For a school project, I have designed and assembled a bipedal humanoid robot. The robot is roughly $54$cm tall, with the width(distance between two legs) at $20$cm. The parts that make up the robot ...
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Servo motor power consumption issue

I am using servo motor model no. MG995 with Arduino. I don't know the current it consumes while powered on and while lifting a 10 kg of weight. I am currently using a 5 V, 1 A power supply with one ...
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Servo malfunction

Summary I am making an automatic door for my chickens including a servo motor. In the process I actually shorted my 5V from my Arduino. The servo is powered by external batteries and only gets its ...
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TGY-6114MD Servo motor needs push to start

I currently have an inspection robot deployed in a remote part of Africa that has a failing Turnigy TGY-6114MD servo. The issue appeared randomly. The servo won't respond to commands unless given a ...
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How should I power my servo motor with the Adafruit PCA9685 chip?

So I have an Adafruit pca9685 controlling an HSB-9380TH servo and a MG-996R servo. I recently began learning about building robot so I apologize if these questions seem dumb. I literally spent a days ...
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Pulse Position Modulation as used in RC controls

How are several channels multiplexed down to a single physical wire? If two channels are transmitting the same value in the same frame, wont there be an overlap of the pulses?
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Pwm settings of a Sg90 servo motor

I use a TowerPro sg90. 1.5 ms for the centre position 0 degree, and 2 ms pulse for +90 degree and -90 degree with a 1ms pulse. But it's definitely not looking like it goes for 90 degree or -90 ...
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What happens when I connected my unpowered servo connector power wire to the powered arduino 5V pin?

I was playing at connecting wires to 'get the feel of it' when I accidentally connected the servo connector red wire to the arduino 5V pin while the arduino is connected to my comp, (and hence powered)...
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2DOF arm with quick movement: Stepper, servo, or DC motor?

To make a two degree of freedom arm capable of speeds needed to play air hockey, how should the arm be controlled? I'm wondering about speed vs accuracy. The following image is from a project ...
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Why are some motor shafts stiff while others spin freely when not powered?

Most servos and steppers I've worked with are able to spin manually when no power is applied, but I've come across a couple which are stuck in their position. I'm not sure if they are just very ...
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What approaches should I consider to create rotating a turret

First a bit of background, I am planning to make a highly maneuverable airship controlled by four thrust vectored propellers. I don't want to rely on a rudder and forward momentum for turns but ...
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What frames are supported by the Dynamixel XL-320 OLLO?

I was recently looking into purchasing either a Dynamixel AX-12A or XL-320. The XL seems to use OLLO frames, which only seem to be available in a toy-like set. I was wondering if there are any other ...
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How to create push and pull mechanism using Servo [closed]

How do I create a push and pull mechanism using a standard hobby servo? Eg. SG-5010 Preferably without the need of 3D printing.
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Mounting gear on a servo

The outputs of most hobby servos is a spline. To mount a custom gear on the spline so that the servo turns the gear, how should it be best done? I see that some people just screw the gear into the ...
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Biped Robot not getting on one foot

I am creating a biped robot with an arduino and I have the lower part of the body complete, the legs and hip joints. Before I am going to 3D print the top part of the body I wanted to make sure that ...
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Replace screws with motors!

I am new to this space and the field. Please pardon my lack of intuition or knowledge. I have a recording stand with a join in between. a pair of screws through which the whole apparatus pivots like a ...
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How can I use an RC servo to rotate more than 360 deg and still maintain positional accuracy?

RC Servos are great because they are low cost, widely available, easy to control, and pretty accurate. One disadvantage is that they usually have very limited range of motion. This is because they ...
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Servo coupler size needed

Hey all I would like to know what type of coupler I would need for this type of servo? The specs are: I'm guessing that the 25T means it has 25 teeth in the part that holds the adapters? So I would ...
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Mounting on servo horn

I'm trying to mount a rod on a micro servo's horn. The horn has several 1mm wide through holes. Does anyone know what sort of (tapping?) screws should be used for tapping 1mm plastic holes? Are M1.2 ...
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Arduino RC Kids Ride-On car: wiring help needed

I am wiring up a kids ride-on toy (Powerwheels) to control both speed and steering with an Arduino. The ultimate goal is to have the Arduino take analog inputs from the driver (steering and ...
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Controlling digital servos

Many websites say that analog servo motors work on 50Hz and digital servo motors work on 300Hz. My question is, does this difference apply only to the inner control loop of the servo or does the user ...
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DC Servos moving randomly

First time asking a question on this Stackexchange, I hope I don't sound too dumb... My daughter saw a documentary about robots and immediately asked me to build her a robotic arm. I found a nice one ...
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How to build a working r/c crane capable of lifting 2 lbs/1Kg

Building an r/c crane capable of lifting and rotating 2.2 lbs. Have constructed the crane with a base on a ball bearing lazy-susan for rotation of 90 degrees. The question is: how to attach the crane ...
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Controlling a digital 360 degree servo

I have successfully controlled an analog 360 degree servo using a slide potentiometer, with the pot sending a 1000ms signal at one end of the pot and 2000 ms at the other. This gives me nice and ...
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Using 20 Servos at once, with raspberry pi [closed]

I have recently been asked to review a raspberry pi hat (from a programming view) that will allow PWM control of upto 16 servos, however I am hoping to use this time to work on a hexapod idea I have ...
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Biped State Space Implementation

Currently I working on a humanoid robot using inverted pendulum model and use LQR for walking stabilizer. Input u is Torque, State x is angle and angular velocity and y output is angle. I got the ...
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Can RC servo motors continually rotate?

I know that RC servo motors are designed for precise movement, rather than a D.C. motor's continual rotation. Are most RC servo motors limited to movement within one rotation or can they actually be ...
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The 3 key components of a robot are controller, servo, and reducer. Can someone give us an "official" explanation of what they do respectively? [closed]

I've googled a lot but wasn't able to find official definitions of these 3 parts. Maybe the explanations of servo and controller are good enough, but I'm still trying to look for a more "official" one....
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Question regarding the orientation of Coxa servos in a HEXAPOD

I'm making a Hexapod robot (this is my first robotics project ever) and I'm having a hard time deciding the orientation of the servo motors on the COXA section. The hexapod I'm making is based on this ...
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Adafruit PCA9685 servo driver connected to Beaglebone Green Wireless generating erratic movement when driving multiple servos

I have a hexapod that a friend and I built this summer, but there is a big problem whenever we try to move multiple servos. When using the Adafruit_Python_PCA9685 library, I am able to move the servos ...
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Finding the position of a servo

I am building a collision avoidance system for my robot. As a part of this system I am using a pan and tilt kit (http://www.robotshop.com/en/lynxmotion-pan-and-tilt-kit-aluminium2.html) My aim is ...
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Should a MG996R Servo's extreme position change over time?

This question is a follow on from my previous question, Overheating/Jamming MG996 servo. I have recently purchased my first ever servo, a cheap unbranded Chinese MG996R servo, for £3.20 on eBay. ...
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Smart Home Model with Raspberry Pi

I'm still new to RPi and I am currently trying to do a smart home model. I planned to use RPi only to control 5 servos (which will be controlling the open/close of the doors by setting the angle) ...
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Is my servo fried?

I got a new servo a few days back (RC Servo, Futaba FP-S148). I first tested it out with the Sweep sketch on Arduino, powering it with the Arduino 5v and GND pins only. It was working, just fine. ...
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Servo motors for large scale RC car

I want to convert an electric ATV (quad) for kids (like the HIGHPER ATV-6E) to radio control for a robotics project. These small ATVs are about a meter long and weigh about 40 kg. I need to choose ...
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Servo motor considerations for a quadruped

I'm building a quadruped and I'm not sure of the features I should be looking for in a servo motor. e.g. digital vs analog, signal vs dual bearings. Some of the ones I'm considering are here
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What erector sets will function with normal servo motors?

I need a basic erector set that the parts will fit with servo motors and dc motors. Preferably below $100. I've looked at Minds-i basic set and it looks good except I don't know if it will function ...