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Servo Controlled door Answered

Hey I'm making an arduino controlled door. Will a servo provide enough torque to open and close a bedroom door?

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TN_FIXIT (author)2015-10-27

Counterweights might also be required to lower the workload of the servo.

Just remember to have some sort of backup plan in case of some malfunction.

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killerjackalope (author)2010-05-10

It's have to be a fairly beefy servo to directly move the door unless it's a very light door, you could use a linear actuator or simply a motor that winds a string to open the door and releases it to close...

It is possible to use a servo if you wish though... 

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crapflinger (author)2010-05-10

i would imagine that would depend on the weight of the door, how well the door is hung in the frame, the specs of the servo, how you connect it to the door, what kind of door travel you're looking for, etc.. etc..

you might need to give more specific info for a solid answer

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