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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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How to connect a servo motor and a crank shaft

I have a standard 5v I am using the horn it came with it, I mean this piece: Like the long arm in the middle. Each of its holes are 1mm diameter. Then I have a 3d printed crankshaft I did: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arduino Lightsensor Blocking Code

I have a GY-31 Light sensor and I am trying to make a skittle sorting machine. There is a little wheel skittles can drop into then they are turn to 90 degrees read by the light sensor then dropped out ...
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What dependencies do I need for USB programing in python with pyUSB?

I am trying to get the usb.find command to work properly in a python script I'm writing on Angstrom for the Beagleboard. Here is my code: ...
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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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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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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 ...