Introduction: Simple PVC Servo Holder

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In the making of a project involving servos, the moment came to place them, but I had no servo holder on hand. There were no special requirements (such as immunity to vibrations), and I just hate the idea of directly glue servos.

Rather than bothering to order some holders, I looked around to see what I had at my immediate disposal.

Here is a quick and simple servo holder, out of an L-shaped PVC profile.

Step 1: Needed Stuff

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  • PVC profile, L-shaped, a bit wider than the servo thickness
  • Screws (I have some screws scavenged from old computer cases)
  • Miter box+saw
  • Dremel
  • Flat file
  • Drill
  • Cutter

Step 2: Cut Profile to Length

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Use the miter box+saw to cut the PVC profile to desired length.

Step 3: Mark Hole

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Align the servo, and mark its 3 sides with a pencil onto the PVC profile.

Step 4: Make the Holes

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With the Dremel, carefully cut out the rectangular hole. You should in fact cut the edges from the outer side.

Finish off the corners, with the cutter. Rectify with the file.

Place the servo and mark the screw holes. Bore them, using a drill bit having a diameter that is slightly smaller than the screw's diameter.

Step 5: Optional: Groove

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Because I planned to have the servo below the holder, I needed to make two small grooves to accommodate the servo's small brackets, which would otherwise generate a gap.

Again, the Dremel comes handy.

Step 6: Screws

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Moderately fasten the screws into the holder. They will thread themselves directly into the PVC.

If you need more strength, or want to mount/remove the servo often, please use screws and nuts.

Step 7: Use It!

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Done. Now you can place the holder where desired, using glue, screws, or whatever appropriate.


PeckLauros (author)2013-04-30

Well done!Thanks to share!

EET1982 (author)2013-02-23

Very nice. I'm going to use this to hold my servos for my college project. Just what I was looking for. Thank you!

mr.incredible (author)2013-01-03

Very clever. I don't think I have ever seen "L-shaped PVC profile" Where did you find that? I can think of hundreds of uses for that. :-)

diy_bloke (author)mr.incredible2013-01-03

I get it at DIY stores. Plenty of it available

laxap (author)diy_bloke2013-01-04


srah1 (author)2013-01-03

Very neat and a great idea! In the last photo you attached the servo to something which looks interesting, is there another 'able on the way?

laxap (author)srah12013-01-04

Absolutely, so please stay tuned ;-)

ray74 (author)2013-01-03

Great idea. It looks great.

mazmoiz (author)2013-01-03

I liked the cutting jig. simple and effective.

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