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Whats the best way to control servo timing Answered

So I am trying to run a servo with a time delay i want the servo to turn 180° then back to 0° off 1 second repeating additionally with a 3 second delay and 6 second delay (its a 4.8v system running off 4 AA's) I want it to be an independent system that can run on it's own with the flip of a switch. Can i do this with a 555 or multiples and what controls the time delay on the circuit?

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iceng

1 year ago

Yes, a 555 can do it

With or without a switch.

How does to delay time ?

Well you need an oscillator, that can be a charge shoving electrons to a condenser plate followed by leaky electrons from a capacitor.. A crystal oscillator just like the mechanical pendulum where the mass it exerts against gravity.. A nuclear decay measured by a timer which is the same two oscillators but that is in doubt as you move closer/further from the sun

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icengiceng

Answer 1 year ago

Radioactive constants are not constant due to sun activity and the radial distance from the sun where you measure it.

There was a Second City humor about time... Is time the train running on a track Click the engine reached the Crossing Click the caboose cleared the crossing interval as time. Or Tick Tock the minute hand goes on a clock time..

Soo much for time ;-)

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rickharris

1 year ago

Your best bet would be a microprocessor.
For my money http://www.picaxe.com/
is the easiest to use and a good price.
Inbuilt servo commands so minimum programming, inbuilt timers, Small format available an 08M will do what you want and much more.

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steveastrouk

1 year ago

Much simpler and easier to use an Arduino.