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Electronics Circut to control Servo motors.. help

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ::Dawg::, 23 Oct 2002.

  1. ::Dawg::

    ::Dawg:: What's a Dremel?

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    I wanted to design a circuit either by using a microcontroller or a 555 timer... The circuit would control a servo motor that would open and close a lightweight aluminum door panel to hide and conceal a special project box.

    I wanted to trigger the motor by using some kind of sensor, most likely a high intensity touch sensor or proximity.

    Are there any suggestions on where I can go to further develop my concept into a possible mod, or is there anyone willing to help out on this... macroman? tis a good project for ya!
     
  2. Fronzel

    Fronzel What's a Dremel?

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    ::Dawg:: What's a Dremel?

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    I thank you kind sir.

    Anyone else have input?

    electonic gods... macro and linear and input? cpemma?
     
  4. ZapWizard

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    The circuits on that PDF are exactly what I would have given you.

    Other than that a Basic Stamp or other microcontoller makes it insainly easy.
     
  5. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    sounds like a lcass hting to do :) i might even have a go myself :D
     
  6. maj

    maj What's a Dremel?

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    sorry to jumpin and thread hijack - would it be possible to move a servo shaft externally (mechanically) ie have a bar attached to the output shaft which would be freely movable by hand, and also movable via the servo mechanism when a different bar position was wanted

    sorry for the crap explination (this is for a third year project - servos will be mounted on the rings of a gyroscope gimble - want the rings to move freely most of the time - but would aslo like to force the rings in a direction when need be)

    cheers


    maj

    :wallbash:
     
  7. SiMonTiST

    SiMonTiST Minimodder

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    Nope, I don't think you can.

    Servos have VERY high gearing, which gives them so much torque from their tiny litle motors, so it's like pushing a car that's in 1st gear with the engine off.
     
  8. ZapWizard

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    Ditto you will only break the servo.
     

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