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How to wire servo motors? Answered

I'm building a wrist-mounted flamethrower, much like the Pyro system (Google it). I've got my design, unfortunately, I have NO experience with servos and electronic motors. Here's my dilemma - I have a can of starter fluid on my belt, and I need a motor to press the cap/button/switch down from a switch/button on my hand. How would I go about doing this?



10 years ago

Is it too late to enter for this year's Darwin Awards? Servos usually have a red wire, a black wire, and a white or yellow wire. Red goes to 4.8 volts-ish. Black goes to ground. The other wire needs a pulsed signal to set the servo position. To do this you'll need some circuitry, not just a switch. What you need is a solenoid operated valve which will open with just a voltage applied to it.


Answer 10 years ago

No, I misread the question. I thought you wanted to control the flow directly. You just need a standard solenoid acting through a lever to push the can button.

The Lightning Stalker

10 years ago

I've never used one, but if you take the cover off, maybe you can figure out what the different wires are for.