Thursday, May 21, 2009

$150 Robot - Servos

Part 5 - Servos
Servos are a type of motor, sure you could probably use a regular motor but servos seem to be very popular with robot people. There is one problem though... servos are manufacture to move 180degrees meaning your robot isn't going to go very far! So we have to modify it a bit...
$50 robot tutorial
A picture tutorial
between these 2 tutorials you should be able to modify your servo. Basically there are 2 things that need to be done. The first is modifing the servo so that it always thinks it at the zero position. The second is clipping off a piece of plastic so that it can go 360degrees

For this little project you will need:
sharp knife (sharp wire cutters might work)
maybe a file, depending on how well your cutting turned out
your programming board, and a few wires to connect the servo

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