Here is a simple, low-cost, high quality servo for all your mechatronic needs. This servo is able to take in 6 volts and deliver 44.4 oz-in. of maximum torque at 0.18 sec/60°
This is a small servo with a standard 3 pin power and control cable (red = power, brown = ground, and yellow = data), and all hardware listed below.
Make sure that you use a separate power supply that is sufficient enough to power the Generic Metal Gear (Micro Size) Servo. 5V from a computer's USB port and Arduino microcontroller will not be sufficient enough to power the system. The servo can pull enough power to brown out your Arduino or not move the servo.
This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.
Skill Level: Competent - You may need an understanding of servo motors and how to drive them. Additionally, you may need some fundamental understanding of motor controllers.
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Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.
Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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I've used these on some automation equipment for a very light load application. Driven from the ServoTrigger pcbs (which are super). I've had 5~6 of the servos die ... supply is 5V, so shouldn't be a problem. My best guess is that the sweep rate set on the ServoTrigger is a little too high, so they can't keep up and the current through the drive transistors isn't limited internally.
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The wire designation is not shown on the datasheet. Also, there should be a basic servo tutorial on the site.
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I've tried a lot of $10-ish micro servos, and most have been awful. Shaking, stripped gears, even on the metal gear ones. These are a breath of fresh air. They're slow and strong like a standard servo, but micro. Very impressed. The only potential gotcha: The spline (and by extension, the horns) are bigger than usual for micro servos.
The servo are technically as expected and come with more horns than expected. Quite fast delivery to Switzerland. Thanks !
I also bought the servo trigger, after adding the tiny84 micro to another board I cannot flash the code with the correct FSM's
A little bigger than what I am accustomed to but, but great response time. 2018 is the year of the autonomous bots. Great purchase. No cons.
I bought three of these a year ago and put them away. I recently hooked one of them up to a 6v power supply and a controller. The servo worked for a little while but stopped within a few minutes. I checked the wiring and voltage then hooked the other two up, one of them did not even moved the other moved for a little but, started smoking and made my batteries very hot. I ordered three more of the same servos (at the time to replace the one that burnt) and they have been working continuously with no issues. Tech support blames my battery pack, I think the servos are junk.
Coupled two servos to a Pro-mini board for operating the open/closing of two pairs of gates.
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I have bought several of these, and have not had any trouble with any of them.