Questions tagged [servomotor]

A servomotor is a closed-loop servomechanism, typically used in industrial applications. It usually consists of a motor coupled to a sensor (e.g. encoder) for precision position feedback, typically using a low ratio gearbox or direct drive.

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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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Robotic arm select servo motors

Hi i´m designing a robotic arm based on this idea of the NOVABOT I only want to change its structural parts by aluminum tubes. In this design 3D model it use the servo hs-311 wish have a max torque of ...
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18 MG996R servo motors control and power

I am currently working an a personal hexapod robot project. I am building it using 18 MG996R 4.8 to 7.2 V servo motors. I would like to use a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ to control it. I purchased a 7.4&...
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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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Best way to estimate velocity of motor with encoder

I'm designing a PMSM controller with the motor has an optical encoder, so I can get position information from the motor. But how to measure the velocity of the motor. Now, my design is to calculate ...
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Motor controller for two Hitec D845WP servos

I am undertaking a project using two Hitec D845WP servos running at 8.4 V. Hitec's website lists idle current of 30 mA, no load operating of 1600 mA, stall current of 10 A and ...
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3 arm robotic claw

I am attempting to design a 3 prong robotic claw for a robotic arm I am working on. I am planning to use sg90 servo motors, but I can't get my current design to work. My current layout is to use one ...
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Can I run a servo with lower voltage?

I bought two servos (HS-5685MH) for a pan-tilt-unit and somehow didn't see that they require 6.0 to 7.4 Volts which I don't have in my current setup. I have a 5V source that could provide the power, ...
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What servos are suitable for a robot like Boston Dynamics’ Atlas?

I have seen Boston Dynamics’ robot Atlas do some pretty impressive things, like a backflip, which must put quite large torques on the servomotors. What servos are there that can generate torques like ...
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The Arduino Turns Off After Attaching A Servo Motor

The Arduino turns off when I try to put the wire from the servo to its respective pin (9). Also, I've tried the code from the Arduino IDE, the knob code where the position of the motor depends on the ...
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Ultra Low Power servo and controller for long usage..? [closed]

So I have an idea which would require the following: 1-4 servos 1 microcontroller some way of communicating with it via smartphone (bluetooth or wifi) Ability to run for 14 days on a small power ...
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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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How to power this servomotor?

I would like to use and test this type of servo motor, significantly stronger than the ones I've been using previously. However the datasheets seem to be limited and I can't exactly tell how to use ...
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Powering 6 servomotors requiring 6V and 2A each

The title pretty much says it all. I'm on a team that is currently building a robotic arm for the capstone project of my engineering degree, our design is similar to the Dobot (5 degrees of freedom). ...
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Why does it require more force to turn a servo if it is electronically connected to another servo?

I have two servo motors that I rigged up to use as a telescope remote focuser. The idea is to turn one servo by hand and use the power generated to turn the other, which is geared to a telescope ...
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How do I control a servo using a beaglebone black running ubuntu

I have a BeagleBoneBlack and would like to use it to control a servo for my robot. I'm mostly programming in ros and as such am looking preferably for a c++ solution. Is there an easy way of ...
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How do I achieve this? Grid of dowels powered by piston-like movement

I am completely new to this site and robotics, but I have experience in programming, and programming microcontrollers. I would like to create a grid of "pixels", where each "pixel" is a metal or ...
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How does the "rated torque" for a gear relate to the maximum torque?

I have just sized the DC motors I want to use (corresponding to my robot and its intended applications - my figures include a 50% uncertainty factor to account for friction in reducers and other ...
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Selecting a gear reduction: torque vs speed

I have just sized the DC motors I want to use (corresponding to my robot and its intended applications - my figures include a 50% uncertainty factor to account for friction in reducers and other ...
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Stated power for a motor does not equal nominal voltage x current?

I have just sized the DC motors I want to use (corresponding to my robot and its intended applications - my figures include a 50% uncertainty factor to account for friction in reducers and other ...
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Choosing DC motor: max needed torque vs nominal torque

I have just sized the DC motors I want to use (corresponding to my robot and its intended applications - my figures include a 50% uncertainty factor to account for friction in reducers and other ...
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Advice on mounting a servo for a nerf sentry gun

I am trying to make a nerf sentry gun to shoot my co workers. I am building it more or less from scratch and have come to the part where I need to come up with plans to assemble it. I am looking for ...
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Do servo motor specifications take into account the gear ratio inside?

I am looking at buying a servo motor for a an application that must be able to lift 4-5 lb at a rotational speed of approximately 1rpm. The servo motor listed here http://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/hitec-...
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How to remove sound comming from servo motor?

When ever i move the servo motors from the arduino, it produces sound. I don't want the servos to make this sound. How can i remove this sound. As i think this sound must be coming from the gears used ...
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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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DC servo motor shake/vibrate too much

I have a servo motor (details are here). I wrote a code in Arduino to rotate it in some defined angles and position. Code is given below: ...
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Is it possible to calculate the gear reduction based on datasheet of SG90?

is it possible to calculate gear reduction based on the datasheet of SG90 servo motor? Because I wanted to do some modeling in Simulink and RC servo ask for gear reduction, but I can't find any ...
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Motorised Stage for laser

The problem I want to be able to move the direction a laser is pointing. This means I need to have motorised rotation of the laser head in the x direction and in the y direction. I am unsure of the ...
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How can I measure the torque a servo motor is applying very precisely?

Is there any cheap way to measure how hard a servo is turning? I am looking to measure changes of about 0.1 oz-in. What are the common ways to measure servo torque, how much do they cost, and how ...
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How to transfer motion between these two parts?

I'm trying to model this arm and I'm having a problem knowing what way could I use to make the red part always parallel to the surface of the table
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Increasing Torque by either doubling servos or building a gear box

I'm looking here for suggestions. I have a HS-805BB with Torque (Kg-cm/Oz-in): 24.7/343 @ 6.0 V to rotate a robot body up and down from one side. It seems to me that this servo is always running at ...
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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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Position Sensor

During my design of a simple robotic arm, where I 3D printed most of the parts, then used these HS-422 servos, it turned out that for a better control precision and to be able to apply Inverse ...
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DC geared Motor 20 NM 25 RPM small dimensions. [closed]

My application requires a DC geared motor with torque of 10 NM - 20 NM and low speed (25 RPM at most) and a small dimensions (120 mm length at most). I failed to find my specs at eBay, and Alibaba ...
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Kollmorgen S300 drive oscillation

Robotics! We've got a rotation device controlled with Kollmorgen S300 servodrive. The official support is silent as Jesus, so I've decided to ask here instead. When it is given a task to set into a ...
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How do I choose the stepper motor torque for my robotic arm

I'm a communication engineer so my knowledge about robotics is very little. I know the basic formula of torque T=mgL in my project I have 2 arms & 2 motors i used a torque calculator online ...
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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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Driving Rhino DC servo motor using Arduino through commands sending from MATLAB

I have a servo motor (http://robokits.download/documentation/RMCS220x_DCServo_Driver.pdf). I wrote a code in Arduino to rotate it in some defined angles and position. Code is given below: ...
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cable-controlled flexion and extension

I'm new, please be gentle :-) I'd like to control the position of a single-axis joint using one cable for flexion and another for extension. In many of the anthropomorphic designs I've seen each of ...
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Can I control more than 18 servo motor with a Raspberry Pi

I'm trying to make an hexapod with 18 servo motors and i'm asking how to control them with a Raspberry Pi. (Never used it). I saw lot's of stuff to control 1, but 18, 20... Currently I'm working on ...
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Industrial servo motor

How to control an industrial servo motor? The specific motor dive I am looking at is a Delta adsa-a2 series AC Servo Drive. I know that we can connect the motor driver to the software that the ...
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High Res Rotary Encoders [closed]

As part of a project I need an encoder to determine the angle that this, Continuous Rotation Servo - FeeTech FS5103R, has rotated through. The resolution needs to be fairly high as I will be using it ...
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Rotate DC servo motor with ARDUINO

I have this servo motor (http://robokits.co.in/motors/high-torque-encoder-dc-servo-motor-60rpm-with-uart-i2c-ppm-drive?gclid=CLHf9_fCqNQCFVAeaAodhM0Ddg&). Generally, I have seen servo motor with ...
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Connecting two servo motors to drive one shaft [closed]

I need to connect two servo motors (with internal position control) to rotate one shaft (to control its position), is that possible? and how to avoid synchronization problems? the servo motor I am ...
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Is the working principle of all servo motors the same?

If I can control a small hobby servo motor then can I control high torque servo motor in same way? I want to make a robot which needs a high torque and speed motors. But first before buying some ...
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How do you make a device that can pick up nerve signals? [closed]

I am trying to make a robotic arm that mimics the movement of the user's arm, They way I need it to work is to detect nerve signals and send them to an arduino. The arduino would then have a servo ...
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Can an arduino control a large servo motor?

A I wanting to build a robotic hand, a big one at that. Similar to this one but in a much larger scale: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Robotic-Hand-Controlled-by-a-Glove-and-Arduino/ Does it ...
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1 motor and 180 degree servo or just 2 motors?

I am planning to use this motor: http://www.adrirobot.it/robot_kit/feetech_FT-DC-002/TGP01D-A130_TT-Motor.pdf Model: TGP01DA130 12215-48. But I have some questions: How much a robot will be slower if ...
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Steering using different speeds in DC motors or using a servo?

I am trying to assess the pros and cons of steering a robot car using different speeds of 2 or more DC motors versus using a servo and a steering mechanism? From your experience which is better in ...