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Here’s how to modify a servo for continuous rotation. If you’re building a robot, one of the first things that you need to think about, is how you are going to propel it. There are many different choices for this, including fans or propellers for a boat robot, props or turbines for a flying robot, or legs for […]


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Here’s a nifty hack to add a shaft encoder directly into a servo box. Parts:1. Servo – Preferrably a Futaba or Tower Systems2. Drill3. Photointerrupter – Rat. Shack #276-142 (NOT the package with the diode and transistor separate),or any standard ‘U’ shaped photointerrupter – Available in most printers, VCRs, etc.4. Hot glue5. Potentiometer Background: For […]