A kind of motor with automatic feedback, such as a hobby RC servo.

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Servo Accuracy In Translation vs Rotation

I have a project that requires small accurate changes to position in a system. I have two options: 1. I can translate a small slit across an area to simulate rotation (light splitting involved, the ...
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What happened to all of the Dynamic Signal Analyzers?

Decades back there were at least half a dozen instrumentation companies offering Dynamic Signal Analyzers (DSA's). Not Spectrum Analyzers, but rather Dynamic Signal Analyzers. The main differences ...
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What causes servos to get damaged from high voltage?

I have 6 volt continuous servos. I needed to run them, but had no 6 volt power source nearby so I tried using a 9 volt 280mah rechargeable battery. The motor made weird sounds, but didn't work? I ...
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Sequential power circuit for 18 servos

I'm trying to design a servo control board to be a daughter card for DE0-NANO, but run into a problem where all the servos (18 for hexapod) get to the end position on power up. The initial idea was to ...
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What does a motor driver do?

EDIT: I understand now, but with a microcontroller, why can't I just connect the data pin of the microcontroller to the data pin on the servo and the power form a battery bank to the power on the ...
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Parallax servos (from BOE) move when no commands are sent through Arduino

I have Arduino zero and I'm using two continous parallax servos for movement. I have 2x5AA batteries, 5 for arduino and 5 for servos (1.5V each battery). In code I only use servo.attach(pin) nothing ...
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DC motor vs Stepper motor vs Continuous servo - Which one should I use? [closed]

I'm about to build a robot arm (trust me, I've already got most of it down), but I don't know which type of motor to use. From what I understand, DC motors do the same thing as Stepper motors but ...
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Moving a stepper motor in sine and chirp wave forms

I am trying to put together a set-up with a 4 - phase bipolar stepper motor controlled by an Arduino Uno and driven with a Leadshine ND556 stepper motor driver with a 12 V power supply. Once the ...
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Micro/standard servo resolution

I am building a project which requires a very fine servo resolution (<=.1 degree). I understand there is a lot that goes into servo resolution like digital v analog, dead-band, # of poles, etcetera....
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Controlling Servo motor SG90 from NodeMCU 1.0 development kit

I have a 5V "SG90 Servo motor" and would like to control it to move 0 degrees, 90 and 180 degrees, by sending it appropriate pulses from my NodeMCU Development kit. Having searched on the net - I ...
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Using Stepper Motor like Hobbyist Servo [closed]

I want to use a stepper motor in place of a hobbyist servo that I am currently using to actuate a throttle. The motor is to turn from 0 to 90 and modulate engine speed between these two positions ...
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how to design power for arduino and servo

I'm designing a system where an arduino (3.3v) will run continuously, and occasionally turn a MG996R servo - this servo is pretty strong and can draw more than 2 amps. The servo runs fine off 4 AA ...
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How to provide external power supply for 8 servo motors?

When ever I switch on the power supply there is not enough power supply to servo motors. Voltage across each servo motor is 1.5 Volts only. Should the circuit must be changed? Is there any better way ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi and servo motors from a single power adapter

I want to use a single power supply for a Raspberry Pi and 2 servo motors. The servo motors require 6V for operation and their cumulative current consumption does not exceed 1A. The Raspberry Pi runs ...
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Servo control with 555 timer

first of all this is for an assignment so I have certain limitations, mainly cost. The problem I'm having is I have run out of PWM inputs on my ATtiny45 but I still want to drive a servo. The two PWM ...
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What type of motor is it that I am after?

I would like to actuate a linkage using a motor from one end. Meanwhile, this linkage can be manually actuated from the other end. I would like to use a 12V motor which I can use to actuate the ...
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How to use two timers simultaneously to control 2 servo motors

im very new to PIC. Im trying to control 2 servo motors for the wheel of my robot. Im using PIC16f877A MCU, servo motor and 4 mhz crystal oscillator. I use mikroC compiler. Actually i already have a ...
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Designing a system to move a marble on a rotating beam from point A to point B using a servo

I need to figure out how to design a system to move a marble on rest at point A to point B at rest. See my drawing below for what I'm trying to accomplish: I have an Arduino I could use as a ...
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ESP8266 servo controler

I am building a small application, that should be able to connect over wifi to server, pull some data and turn a connected servo accord the result. The system should be powered on battery. Is this ...
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Servo control using dsPIC33's Output Compare and Timers

I am trying to control a single servo using output compare and a couple of timers. Timer 2 provides the 20ms period and it controls output compare 1 (OC1). OC1 is running in continuous pulse mode, ...
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Some question on SERVO MOTOR [closed]

Basically we give a PWM wave to the control input, but what will be the input for the error detector...? How is this PWM wave converted to some voltage value that can be compared from the ...
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How to control the speed of rotation of a servo using a potentiometer?

I'm trying to write a program using BASIC to turn a servo 180 degrees back and forth, and to use a potentiometer to control the speed at which the servo turns. I have a code, but when I run it, the ...
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How to specify a “standard”, not CR, servo

What do you name a servo that rotates to a specific angle and stops there, to differentiate it from a continuous rotation servo, a linear servo, or any of the other varieties? I've seen them ...
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How to pick a stepper motor

I'm building something that I want to control from mcus, and while I'm fine with the MCU part, I'm in the dark about motors and want to avoid buying too many of the wrong ones while I figure it out. ...
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What type of motor is more desirable, if the requirement is to rotate a load with high torque by about 30-60 degrees?

Torque required is about 17Nm. The speed for rotation is very small about 10degrees/sec. The load is dynamic and I do not want to apply any torque more then 20Nm, this I want to achieve by using a ...
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Calibrating Servo Motor

I am working on a project on image tracking on MATLAB, by moving the mounted camera on a servo motor controlled by the Arduino Uno board, the data is serially sent to the arduino using USB according ...
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Will this servo stall detection circuit damage an Arduino?

I am part of a group building a project for school that involves a servo. We made a circuit for our Arduino to detect when the servo is under heavy load / stalling. The circuit we built detects stalls ...
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Required servo control current

When using a mini servo (3 wire) for RC models, I've found both designs which connect the signal wire straight to a 555 chip and some that do it via a simple transistor off the 5V line. I haven't ...
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Servo control signal as analog input

I'd like to construct a device which can control a servo in one of two modes - passthrough the original signal, or override with own values. Am I correct in thinking that I can just smooth out the ...
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Powering RC Servos using Switching Power Supply

I have 3 RC HV Servos (working voltage 6-8.4V) (link). I purchased a 75 Watt Switching Power Supply (link). The servos draw about 3amps at full load.Is a 75Watt supply sufficient or do I need more ...
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High voltage DC offset servo

I'm working on a project and I need some assistance. I have an audio tube amplifier output stage that I need to have adjustable operating points while maintaining a DC null at the output. [![enter ...
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RC Servo Safety

I've been working with a couple of RC Servos lately and I had to ask this. Is it safe to rotate the servo manually with hand when it is powered off. The servos are made up of metal gear trains and ...
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Servo - PWM Resolution

I'm trying to create a servo drive function on an ATMEL microcontroller without using the built in PWM functions. Basically just with the ISR timer. My question is... what is the general resolution ...
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How to measure servo potentiometer

What's a reliable method of getting a clean measurement of the potentiometer in a hobby servo? I've modified a servo for directly polling its position by soldering a wire onto its potentiometer's ...
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Are there double sided servos?

I see servos a lot on robots that seem to be connected from both ends. Are there servos where the shaft are on both ends of the servo?
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Using a Servo motor as load on a system

Can a Servo motor (or any electric motor) be used as a load on a system ? meaning can it reprisent for example a certain dead weight ? In the picture below you can see a motor driving 3 gears, to ...
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Stopping a servo before it reaches final position?

I'm having trouble coming up with a solution for a project. Currently, there is a servo-motor actuating a robotic finger. The position of the servo determines the curl in the finger (straight finger ->...
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12V vs 5V servo

I am looking to actuate a throttle on an internal combustion engine. I am using a 5V servo driven by an Arduino Mega2560 at the moment. The throttle is very close to the engines alternator and there ...
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Controlling servo: how to determine the angle and needed pulse-width?

I'm kind of new when it comes to using servo's with an Raspberry Pi. Although I do have some experience, I'd like to understand things a bit better. Therefore I would like to share some questions with ...
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powering multiple servos from 12v controlled by arduino

I am trying to control 8 servo's with an arduino uno using ROS. The diagram below shows my current configuration to power the ...
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How to control multiple servo motors using two timers?

How can I control several servo motors using 2 timers in an ATmega16? I have searched for "servo bit banging" but no coherent post explains it fully. I found some code but I don't thoroughly ...
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Modifying a thermostatic radiator valve for micro control

The photo below shows a electrical thermostat controller. The upper part is the motor with a gear. The motor has two wires attached. A red and a black one for the current. What this component does ...
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Controlling a servo with Attiny85 OCR1B

I currently have a project where I need to control a servo using OCR1B. I already figured out how to use one with Timer0, but I can't use that for this project though. So, my questions are: - How ...
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Determine unhampered natural frequency and motor constants from graph?

I can find zeta from the PO given in the graph but I don't know any rule relate wn with tp and I don't have value of the of ts and tr For part b and c I don't know where to start please help me to ...
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Connecting servo to Arduino over long distance - Servo not working anymore

Recently I bought a couple of Makeblock's large servo's. I am not really familiar with Makeblock's products, I am a big fan of Arduino's and Raspberry's. But I have not used these servo's ...
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Unusual servo reaction

I'm using DIY pwm-generator based on attiny13 to control servo. Pulse cycle is 37 Hz, pulse width is ~540us - ~2400us. Servo rotates correctly but on stationary positions it's vibrates (gears try to ...
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Driving servo with the help of microcontroller

I'm making a driver board for servo TowerPro MG946R based on ATtiny13. PWM parameters have been taken from manuals: signal period ~13 ms, pulse width ~540us - ~2400us (checked on oscilloscope), but ...
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Why use decoupling capacitor with Servo S2309S and how does it work?

I read the following statements in Arduino Projects Book, explaining about the use of decoupling capacitor in a circuit connected to a servo. When a servo motor starts to move, it draws more ...
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How to supply one or more servo motors from a PC power supply?

I have a PC power suply 800w. The 12V output has max 20A. How can I convert the 12V to 6V and 10A (when 5 servos will work in the same time)?