More and more people are starting to use what’s called an “ESC” (Electronic Speed Controller) in robotic applications or DIY projects. These are low cost, readily available motor controllers that can drive brushed or brusless DC motors and most of the time are found in Radio Control (RC) applications. Given this market, they use standard RC PWM signals as input but with some “twists” to avoid any issues of safety.
Posts Tagged: Servo
Robots keep evolving and so do robot components used the make these new stronger, faster and more precise robots. One of those new components present in more advanced robots, are smart servo motors, also often called robot servo motors. In this article, we will expose the main differences between regular servos and new smart servos.
We would like to introduce you to the LIDAR-Lite Laser Rangefinder [RB-Pli-01] from PulsedLight. This affordable and compact laser range finder is all the robotics enthusiast with ranging needs could want! It features laser range finding for distances of up to 40m
We would like to thank Chris and Jim from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) for creating several videos around the Lynxmotion Servo Erector Set (SES) V1.1. Videos are one of the best ways to get a good understanding of a product. This set of seven videos include unboxing / package […]
Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Software Downloading / Installing & Interface Lesson 2 – Basic Code Lesson 3 – Sensors: Potentiometers Lesson 4 – Sensor: Infrared Distance Lesson 5 – Actuator: Servo Motor Lesson 6 – Sensor: Force, Bend, Stretch Lesson 7 – Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, IMU Lesson 8 – […]
About Lynxmotion Think of the Lynxmotion series of servo brackets as a variety of different modular parts for servos that essentially allows you to build your own custom robot. Lynxmotion is known best for its modular metal brackets that are used to make the frames of a variety of different […]
Hitec has just released waterproof servo motors! These servos can function while immerse in water and come in two versions: Micro and High Torque. Thanks to these servos, is is now very easy to create underwater robots or vehicles since the usual waterproofing hassle is no longer required. The Micro and High Torque motors are available for pre-order at RobotShop and stock should […]
At RobotShop, we carry a wide variety of servo motors but it only becomes apparent once all the major kinds are put side by side. From left to right, the picture above shows the Dagu Micro, the HS-85MG (Mighty Micro), the HS-422 (one of the most popular servos), the HS-785HB Winch, the […]