555 frequency control another 555 controlling a servo motor.? Answered
Hey guys, I have another question. I'm in the planning stages of a project, It's basically supposed to be an astable 555 sending out a frequency that's supposed to control the mark space ratio of another 555 that's going to send a signal to a servo motor, causing it to oscillate back and forth.
Tl;dr, I want to make a servo wiggle around with two 555s. I have used the output of a 555 to modulate another one before, but I understand that using a 555 to control a servo is slightly different than just audio output.
So is there anything I should be aware of? Is there anything I can read or look at to point me in the right direction? Thanks.
EDIT: I just had an idea. What if I took the output of the first 555 (thus forth referred to as IC1) and used it to turn on a transistor, which connects a resistor in parallel to some part of the IC2 which decreases mark space and turns the servo.
This one uses some pots to control rotation, if a resistor is connected in parallel using a transistor... something will happen. It moves.