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Posted: 2018-04-11 11:30 
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Hi

I'm like as new as you can be to servos, I know nothing so please be gentle.

I am wanting to make a prop head that talks, head movement side to side and tilt for the head too. I also want the jaw to move, can someone please give me a starting point, I have bought a load bearing frame, was going to use hitec high torque servos.

Thanks in advance


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Posted: 2018-04-13 10:53 
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Hi Bulby,

We don't understand the request, do you want more information regarding R/C servos ? (how to control them etc)

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Posted: 2018-04-17 03:11 
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Hi Yes, I would like to know about controllers, is there a controller available that I can record a sequence so I can programmer the movements to a soundtrack. Also is there a load bearing frame that I could use to mount the servos for both radial and up and down movement all at the same time, to simulate a neck.

Sorry for not being direct with my question,


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Posted: 2018-04-17 07:10 
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If you are using RC servos, a Lynxmotion SSC-32U controller would be a good choice.
You can either use your own software, the free SSC-32 Servo Sequencer or the Visual Show Animation Software which might be the best for you and is compatible with the SSC-32U controller.

Those servos are not good for linear movement because they are limited to a maximum of around 180deg.
The Hitec HS-785HB will allow for 7 complete rotation but that's the only one. Otherwise you can use a continuous rotation servo but you will not have positioning.

Servo Power Gearbox

Most people in animatronics will use pull pull systems with cable to get the movement they want.

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Posted: 2018-04-17 13:22 
 Post subject: Re: Talking head
Hi thanks for the help, I really appreciate it. The controller and software looks great, the gearboxes also look very good, can you explain what you mean by pull-pull systems?

looking at the gearbox systems, can I fil a rod in the centre which will in turn rotate with the gearbox cog


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Posted: 2018-04-17 13:39 
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There are a lot of accessories available for those gearbox.
You will find many options displayed in the m100RAKrobotic arm which use those gearboxes.

As an example, because i know the guy, you can look at THOSEparts for a Push-Pull system

History HERE.

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