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Hi I am making animatronic talking props. I am trying to find out how to power the servos and not have them power on the control board. The prop i am making has 16 servos and the control will run ...

2017-11-27 16:57 by bdaouas
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Hello, I have an animatronic eye mechanism I built off a tutorial, and one of the eyelid servos isn't working properly. Whenever I connect it to a servo driver, the motor won't stop spinning. This i...

2017-07-04 17:46 by BartGojjer
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Hello all! Newbie question. Searched for quite awhile, but couldn't seem to find a topic already about this (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). When powering on your servos/servo controller, is...

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2016-11-09 15:01 by nickosinski
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We purchased several Lyn-840 Kits to supply a curriculum program we are working with. Our client received 6 units and mentioned that all of the HS-225MG failed several tests to operate. What is the po...

2016-04-21 10:30 by CBenson
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I was wondering what the controller does in its different modes. In cycle mode does the servo rotate 360 degrees and then back? With the speed determined by the control knob. When cycle mode...

2016-04-15 09:31 by slatour
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Hi Looking for a suitable servo or stepper Need 5 things together, small (about miniservo size) programmable motor with rotation in both directions and I guess (stepper solenoid brake) for fixed p...

2016-02-08 09:25 by CBenson
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Hello everyone, I am new in this forum as you can see, and new to servos as well. There's a control system in which I am working, it's for a machine that is currently working with 6 servos, they are...

2015-10-19 16:50 by bdaouas
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What model and make would that be. I have ordered many servos and they are too small, too large, or continue motion instead of 180 degrees. Thanks,...

2014-06-09 09:44 by CBenson
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Hi dudes I'm building an animatronic worm, i want him to sing, blink and move his eye brows so i need 3 servos, i'm completely new to the animatronic side of things, usually i'm just sculpt and mold,...

2014-03-26 15:14 by CBenson
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he I'm kinda new to robotics and I'm building a robot which i will use 12 servo motor (FS5113M) I cant find anywhere the current needed by each servo so I can't determine the battery I need ,,, for th...

2014-02-17 14:10 by CBenson
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I have just constructed my first AL5D robotic arm (with wrist rotate). I switched it on and connected to it with lynxterm and later with flowbotics studio. In both cases I hear a noticeable "hu...

2014-02-03 13:15 by CBenson
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Here is an idea. Those SES servo bracket's main point, I think, is to provide a pivot point at the rear of a servo so as to take most of the eccentric load off the servo. But the bracket adds bulk,...

2014-01-27 11:38 by CBenson
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Hi Is the only reason we need to use Hitec servos becouse of the round almunum servo horn? If I had horns made for spectrum spline I would rather use these in the A-pod I want to purchase. Any hel...

2014-01-01 10:34 by innerbreed
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Hello, I want to know is there is any method through which I can have the position feedback from servo motor? without modifying the servo. I want to find the error between required angle and actual...

2013-12-12 09:07 by CBenson
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Hey guys! How's everyone? It's been years since I've visited -- sorry! A classmate of mine is working on their Senior Project and needs some advice on servos. Short story is they're building a sun-...

2013-11-28 05:46 by NickBarnes
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Hi Guys, Ok I realize this question has been posted around on this forum before but any and all information, new or old, big or small will be useful. I'm currently working for a company that does in...

2013-10-02 08:25 by CBenson
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Does anyone have any experience with these? They seem like a good bang for the buck. And a 2 yr no questions asked warranty. I'm thinking of starting to accumulate a bunch of these for a long term bip...

2013-08-03 17:09 by kurte
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I'm working on a digital servo from futaba s3156 where the servo horn position measurement is read. I tried reading the servo internal potentiometer to correlate the servo angle. Only the wiper line ...

2013-08-02 09:05 by weichoi83
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I don't have my robot arm yet but I'm thinking about the way servos work (I'm moving from time based motors controlled using a rapsberry pi). If I want to grip an object, I presume I would tell the g...

2013-07-17 11:03 by innerbreed
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Hi Guys, Does anyone know where I can buy some 25 tooth/futaba compatible servo horns that are the same size as the hitec horns? Thanks George...

2013-07-06 08:43 by innerbreed
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Hi Guys, I am building a Hexapod using MG996R servos. My question is two part; First if I am using 18 mg996r servos each with an operation voltage of 4.8v to 7.2v what battery should I use? my electr...

2013-07-03 10:35 by innerbreed
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How do I determine the small movement torque of a servo? I have a project and the servo has plenty of torque to move the mechanism when the movement is large. However when I need to move the mechani...

2013-06-10 15:43 by jarcand
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This morning i designed a 16mm Linear servo attachment if anyone is interested? The Unit fits directly to the servo ( HITEC Standard) using the four normal screw mounting holes and as it mounts to t...

2013-06-10 06:39 by innerbreed
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I am building a quadruped with 3DOF and it currently is weighing in at 3.34 pounds and I am using the 3" femur from lynxmotion as well as the aluminum "C" Leg.The servo's I bought not k...

2013-05-16 21:50 by Oden67
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Hi want to make this web site; http://www.circuitsathome.com/mcu/programming/controlling-robotic-arm-with-arduino-and-usb-mouse I have a BotBoarduino and usb host shield, i didn't have a renbotic, I ...

2013-04-22 08:49 by kurte
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Hello everyone, I am working on a robotics project which involves approximately 20 servos and I need to move at least 4 of them simultaneously. Is it possible to move more than 2 servos at a time, whi...

2013-03-13 10:56 by kurte
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I have some hitec digital HS 5485-HB servos, and the HPP 21+ programmer. "Stock" programming for these is something like +- 60 degrees for the 900 - 2100 range of PWM signals. The range of...

2013-03-06 17:40 by KM6VV
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I have Tower Hobbies TS-70 and Futaba S3003 servos. When I program the servos to revolve 45 degrees, the Tower Hobbies servos revolve in one direction and the Futaba servos revolve in other direction....

2013-02-25 14:35 by KM6VV
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I am a model train guy. I am just getting into this servo stuff for little animations on my layout. How do I figure out how to pick a continuous rotation servo for a drawbridge? I have no idea how to ...

2013-02-20 10:45 by ronniebuss
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Hi Guys, I am planning a Lexan hexapod that will be about 200mm long, can I use 485s as they arn't too expensive? Thanks! George...

2013-02-17 17:02 by GeorgeBA13
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Hi guys, I was wondering if used properly without making the servo hot (such as forcing it go to an unreachable position), how long is the average life of a Hitec servo? Do I have to replace a servo a...

2013-02-02 03:25 by zoomkat
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I am very new and raw to servos and control. I have done a bit of research online and am ready to jump in. I am a model train enthusiast who is looking into animating my scenes. I have done so with cr...

2013-02-01 17:23 by CBenson
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Hellow I bought 10 Hitec 5990TG for my biped scout, and i seem to have a big problem with them. all the servos jitter if they are under a very small force ( barely touching the bracket controlled by ...

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2013-01-29 17:48 by zenta
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Servocity says:"Digital servos do not need to be programmed to operate. They work great right out of the box and purchasing a programmer is not necessary." I dont quite understand, so can I...

2013-01-25 17:16 by KM6VV
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I've been learning how servos work, and see that they center on a 1500 us pulse width, and typically move 1 degree for each 10 us delta. So, for 180 degree rotation, the pulse width range is 600 - 240...

2013-01-15 15:48 by KM6VV
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Hi guys..I'm planning to build a quadpod robot..pls. can anyone give me advise what components do I need..the type servos, servo controller and I just wondering what type of Arduino should I choose......

2012-11-30 01:57 by KM6VV
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Here's a convenient table for servo information. Note how the dimensions vary! http://www.servodatabase.com/ Alan KM6VV...

2012-11-29 09:26 by CBenson
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HI everyone, I'm building the AL5A arm. However after I assembled the arm and tested the 6 servos one by one, I found two of the servos (shoulder HS-755HB and elbow HS-645MG) both making the arm shak...

2012-11-27 04:44 by innerbreed
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I need to modify a servo, so that only its potentiometer is connected to the shaft. (This way, I can use the modified servo, with the standard brackets, to build a control arm.) I saw instructions for...

2012-11-16 10:06 by DiaLFonZo
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hi, I am new to servoz and my question is very very basic one. Before i had really seen any system working with servo motors, I had this perception that in a servo motor, the servo remains station...

2012-11-12 12:18 by RoboTed
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Hello, I am building the AL5D robot arm, but I want the base to be able to rotate more than 180 degrees. Since I am using code that relies on the servos being servos, I don't want to hack the servos a...

2012-11-12 09:04 by CBenson
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Hey guys, I've just got 18 hitec servos that I'm planning to use with a homemade hexapod robot, but I can't figure out how to get the servo horn off. The servos arrived a little uncentered after sen...

2012-11-03 15:24 by innerbreed
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Does anyone have the exact location of the Servo shaft (horn) for a hitec 645mg in relation to the casing?? ;) thank you....

2012-10-29 10:02 by innerbreed
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Hi! I would like to program a servo to move from an exact predetermined point A to point B, pause 3 seconds and then move from an exact point B to C, then back to point A. Once I write my sketch (Ar...

2012-10-25 23:26 by HAL9k
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How do you guys move multiple servos at the same time? i was doing some testing with a arduino mega using the code (below) and they are way out of sync.. just wondering how you guys do it??? pst: I k...

2012-10-24 15:28 by robotech99
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Hi All, I was rummaging thru some of my old robotics stuff and came across an old EH3-R that shipped with the New Micros Servopod for servo control and program control. It implements FSMs under MaxFO...

2012-10-23 09:47 by kurte
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HS-5645MG enough for a full body biped? like the ironman4? http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/hi-res/irnman4.jpg...

2012-10-19 14:14 by Carlitos
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Hi this is my first post on the forum, so first some background info. I live on the island of ARUBA. I am not yet into robotics, but since about 3 years ago I have become very involved in using and pr...

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2012-10-16 02:12 by sunxxpress
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Hi. i have 2 Hitec hs5645mg servos and i was wondering if they work with any specific kinds of servos ? i dont know much at all about servos and (my plan was to go to mt only local store that sells ...

2012-10-13 14:16 by Hitokaji
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So i got few HS-5645MG and the angle goes from 20 to 161, if i go any higher than 161 or any lower than 20 it stalls... Any idea on why this is?...

2012-10-12 09:35 by kurte
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