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An Affordable Phone Controlled Rover

A while back Jason made a phone controlled rover using the MotorAir. He wanted to revisit the basic idea but using cheaper, more widely available parts. Also since this is Arduino based, it is a great springboard for more than just a rover that drives around. You could add sensors, servos, etc. to really drive this project in any direction you want.

https://youtu.be/Qx0tvpr2DNw

New Cascading X-Rail Slide Kit

The new Cascading X-Rail Slide Kit provides all the mechanical pieces necessary to build a winch-driven extendable arm.  Fasten a motor or HS-785HB servo to the first stage of the slide kit and spool up the provided synthetic cable to get up to 34.5" of arm extension!  This kit uses bearings throughout - each stage is supported by 4 Mini V-Wheels that lock into the chamfered guides of the X-Rail.  The synthetic cable is routed over ultra smooth v-bearings so the torque provided by the servo or

Tech Tip - How Encoders Work

There are different kinds of encoders out there - optical, magnetic, realative, but in this video we'll be talking about realitive quadrature encoders that use a magnetic sensor. 

Tech Tip - Comparing Linear Servos & Linear Actuators

In this Tech Tip video Kyle and Jason break down the differences between Linear Servos and Linear Actuators and various ways to operate them.

Actobotics NOMAD 4WD Off-Road Chassis

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This is the Nomad 4WD Off-Road Chassis kit! 

Space Balloons, Rovers, & Radio Controlled Airplanes!

Exciting new happenings at ServoCity in 2014!

We’re excited for 2014 because we have a lot planned!  Below we listed the Top 14 happenings we’re enthusiastic about in no particular order.

$500 ServoCity Scholarship - 2014 application now open

At ServoCity we care about helping students pursue their dreams - that’s why we’ve decided to offer this scholarship. We believe it’s important to encourage young minds to explore their potential and we hope this scholarship will aid a student in doing so. If you know of a high school senior who would qualify, please pass this information on.

SparkFun launches robotic parts & "Robotics 101" video series

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December 20, 2013: SparkFun launches the Actobotics robotic components online.

The first video shows Robert from SparkFun introducing the product line and talking about the various items.

Servo Power Gearboxes - revamped


We have recently revamped our line of Servo Power Gearboxes! Our gearboxes have always been top-of-the-line and super powerful (up to 3,402 oz-in of torque!) but now offer upgraded features and a more durable construction.

Hello LMR Community!


 Hi Friends,
We've been watching and reading the LMR site for several months now, and we have really enjoyed it! We recently decided to begin posting regular blogs on LMR that will include customer photos, build logs, new product announcements, guest articles, helpful tech tips, and more. We hope you'll stop by every now and then to see what we're up to.