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

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Servotimer2.h is not recognised as a library by arduino uno [migrated]

I'm doing a project for school with an arduino uno. I want to control a motor using a RF-module as remote control. I need the library Virtualwire.h to use the RF-module and the library Servo.h to ...
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Checking my understanding of how hobby servo motors operate?

Can someone tell me if my understanding is correct please. The control signal to a hobby servo motor that is connected to an arduino operates by : In every 1 s there are fifty windows each of length ...
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Servo Issues with Arduino [migrated]

I am trying to execute the sweep program but all the servo does is go back and forth in one step. When I tried changing the delay, It behaves erratically. Servo Specs: ...
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would this be safe to control servo with usb

i've been asking around and people has been telling me that the max current a usb can supply is 100 ma then 200 ma then 500ma then the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB says 0.5–0.9 A (general) 5 A ...
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Servo Motion Direction

I am trying to set up a servo controller that will automatically make the servo switch direction when it nears the end of its travel range. I designed a solution that uses a quad comparator and a ...
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High-current motor on isolated circuit causing servos to move

I have a robot with several servos controlled by an arduino. Also attached is an electric airsoft gun, which draws considerable current. The gun is on an independent circuit with a separate battery ...
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Staggering PWM waveforms for servos to minimize current spikes

If I'm controlling multiple hobby PWM servo motors, is there an advantage to staggering the pulses sent to each servo? By which I mean, each servo needs to see a pulse of width ~1ms every 20ms. Let's ...
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GPS in combination with servo on Arduino

Me and my friends are building a boat which needs to steer towards certain coordinates. We have a GPS and a compass on board. We have written code which calculates the direction that the boat has to ...
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motor movement as in and output

I am looking for a way to counteract an active servo or stepper motor. In more detail: I want to translate the movement of a controllable motor to a linear rod movement. This rod goes up and down ...
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Rudder and Main Sail control

I'm creating an autonomous sailing boat and just looking into how to control the sail and rudder. The electronics will be low powered with the main brain being an Arduino. My problem is thinking of ...
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Control tons of servo motors with one pin on Arduino?

I'm controlling 15 servo motors with Arduino Uno. The 15 servo motors will be doing the same thing all the time, so I'm trying to using one pin for all of them (But I'm using external power source for ...
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Can you use a the vout of a regulator as the cathode and your full voltage as anode?

I have a servo from an rc car with 6 wires, it turns out the servo controller is built into the RC Car with a bad board. I have a motor, a gear box and a 10k pot attached to it. I'm trying to build a ...
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Servo Not Moving to Commanded Position

The following servo: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11884 (4.8V - 6V) is being used in a robot that I've got. While I was running off ofthe 5V output from my arduino, it was fine. The current draw ...
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Anything Wrong with my Light box Design?

I am creating a custom box that will contain 3 * 400 watt metal halide bulbs (1200 watt total). The box will remain closed for 60 minutes, open for the next 60 minutes, then closed, then open and so ...
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AVR Attiy45 PWM Servo motor control in Assembly

I'm trying to contol a servo motor with attiny45 writing the code in assembler. I figured out how to set the timer in pwm mode and how to choose a needed prescaler. And with different OCR0A values i'm ...
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How to prevent servo startup jitter

I have a small Arduino Uno powered robot I'm entering in a competition, and it uses some small servos to position sensors and other actuators. According to the rules, it can't move until a ...
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Need a very low power, low force motor/actuator

What are some alternative types of motors/actuators that can be used instead of servos? I need some way of inducing a slight bit of motion/movement but with very little force and power consumption. ...
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Arduino Uno/Multiple Servos - Single Power Source

With full disclosure, I am a noob at this, so please be gentle as I have researched this across multiple boards and am frankly confused by the answers: Short Version: I have built an Iron Man Suit ...
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AVR's and DC Motors\Servos

I've been browsing around looking for some information on motors\servos and AVR's (my MCU of choice). Motors\servos are in my gray area, meaning I'm still not too into them, but I could do something ...
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position control mode of industrial servo motor

I have searched alot about industrial servo motors and their application but the problem is about the pulse command used in position control mode, can I use a 555 timer for the generation of such ...
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Most energy efficient and very small volume way to produce motion

I'm looking to make motion (may be 100g) using very small, and very energy efficient component, and prefereably very cheap, i've found some nano servomotors which satisfy my criteria, but i wonder if ...
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Can a linear motor output multiple and precise linear forces?

I am trying to identify a motor-driven system that can produce a constant linear force in one direction. The context for this is an injection device that compresses the plunger of a syringe ...
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How to determine the rotation direction, rotation angle and rotation speed of a stepper motor and a servo motor

During one of my lab session I faced this problem and couldn't find any good answer. As far as I know for a stepper, Reversing the direction of current will change the direction of rotation. ...
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Is it possible to run 2 motors independently with USB?

Is it possible to run two motors independently in both directions with usb using no microcontroller but just some discrete components? I'm trying to create the cheapest possible robot that can just ...
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Custom servo motor for low power applications?

I'm trying to design a low-power device that is essentially just a heavy duty servo motor that is triggered on and off by an internet connected chip. This device needs to be very low power, running ...
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arduino brushless motor angular speed

I am using brushless DC motors for my project. I am controlling the motors via arduino through ESCs. I wanted to retrieve the rad/s speed of each motor. I use the arduino's Servo.h library to send ...
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Digital to Analog - Bluetooth from device screen to output old-fashioned Typewriter

I'm working on a hobby project converting an old-fashioned typewriter into an instantaneous printer(!) - basically, by allowing for a digital/virtual keyboard to be able to output to the typewriter ...
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What can be the reason for a voltage drop across daisy chained RS485 servo motors?

We are using a set of RS485 servo motors(Robotis EX-106) for our humanoid robot. This motor has a 4 pin connections namely Ground,VCC, D+ and D-. The Ground and Vcc terminals are from the power ...
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Is a 600+Hz R/C Servo/ESC refresh rate possible?

In the R/C multirotor scene, the trend at the moment is to have very high refresh rates on your ESCs (speed controllers). My understanding of how servos/ESCs are driven is a 1-2ms pulse is sent to ...
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RaspberryPi + TowardPro MG996R DIGI HI TORQUE +PWM

I am trying to control this servo from a RaspberryPi. https://skippy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/MG996R_Tower-Pro.pdf I sort of figured out that a servo needs a specific pulse for a specific degree. ...
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How much weigh can a torque carry?

I have a servo motor with a torque of 10kgcm. My question is how much weight can it carry? I really don't understand "kgcm." Is there a way to calculate how much weight can a motor carry?
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Using a Arduino Pro Mini to power more than 2 servos

I don't know very much about Arduino, but from some basic research I have read that the Arduino Pro Mini can only support two servo motors. I am trying to create a set of reaction wheels using hard ...
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How do I detect servo stall with an Arduino?

I am controlling a standard 5-volt servo with an Arduino with PWM. My objective is to rotate the servo until it physically gets stalled (feels resistance) and then stop. Then I want the Arduino to ...
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Serial Servo Control using PIC

I am trying to make a serial servo controller using pic18f4550 microcontroller. following if the complete code that i've tried.. please note that i'm currently sending 8bit hex to control only one ...
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Control multiple servos using pic18f microcontroller?

I want multiple servos to be controlled through pic18f4550 microcontroller. I know for a single servo I can use the following code. ...
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Angular Acceleration: Understanding the differences between Gyroscopes and Accelerometers

I apologize for what is likely an ignorant question, but I am fairly new to electronics and have little confidence. I am working on a personal project where I am using a servo motor to move a rod back ...
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Adapt servo for torque input

I want cheap motors to reach a reference trajectory (positions, velocities, accelerations) and use torque as input for the system. This is intended for rapid movement reproduction. I would like to ...
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Why does my 24 volt DC servo motor run at 5 volt DC and not at 24 volt DC?

Why does my 24 volt DC servo motor move with 5 volt DC drawing 5 amps, but does not move with 24 volt DC? The power supply is 24 volt DC up to 10 amps. Datasheet are available for the DS4S servo ...
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Connecting multiple servos for a robotic arm

i am computer programmer and its really been long since i have done electronics. I need help on connecting my servos to an arduino to power my robotic arm. This is the robotic arm that i am trying to ...
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What factors can determine the constant coefficient when calculating torque?

In this servo motor's datasheet, both motor have the same torque of 0.32 Nm, have the same power of 100w, but have different rated currents and voltages. It seems that the "torque" relates to the ...
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24VDC servo motor does not start

I have a 24VDC servo motor (servo motor specs) I want to use to move a small linear stage. The servo output is 20,6W. It requires 5000steps per revolution. I have the motor connected to a servo ...
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Can a motor's movement be improved to any arbitrary resolution?

For a project that I'm working on, I need motor rotation at extremely small increments -- my desired resolution is about ~0.15 degrees per minimum rotation step. Of course, most motors of reasonably ...
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Voltage drop when servo activates

Background This is a follow up to an earlier question I asked - I have an ATmega2560 running a number of sensors and servos. There are two separate SMPSs running off a single 12V battery, one ...
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Powering multiple devices from a single power supply

I am learning electronics on my own and have been having a lot of fun. I am currently working on creating a Nerf sentry gun for fun with my son. I am at a point there where I need to power multiple ...
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How can I use 15 servos with arduino mega2560 without stepping down voltage?

How can I use 15 servos with arduino mega2560 without stepping down voltage? because I want to control 15 servos by one board (arduino mega 2560).
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Are large electrolytic capacitors necessary in a servo system that doesn't need to be precise

I have two servos in an autonomous sail boat. One controls the rudder, the other the winch. I try to use both sparingly to minimize power consumption, and so I disconnect each unused servo through an ...
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Where can I find used servo/stepper motors? [closed]

For practicing purposes (Arduino and other controllers), from what old equipements can i recover (recycle) small servo/stepper motors? Maybe old printers...?
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Does a modified “continuous rotation” servo typically create an H-bridge motor controller?

A common technique for driving small hobbyist robots is to make a "continuous rotation" servo by replacing the feedback potentiometer with two resistors of equal value. Does this modification ...
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How to create (static?) electricity? [duplicate]

First off, sorry if this isn't the right place for this, but I am hoping electrical engineering is the right direction with this.. Long story short, I have a servo motor connected to an arduino board ...
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How can I find and remove servo/motor noise from this audio amplifier?

I am troubleshooting an audio noise problem in project which has several components wired together as follows: Overview: The overall project does some motion control with a servo and has an audio ...