Running several servos off an Picaxe 18m2.

Hi there.  I recently got a Picaxe 18m2 project board and I want to run up to eight servos off it, if thats even possible. Would I need a separate servo driver/controller for that number of servos or perhaps a different microcontroller? Any examples of code for operating more than one servo at a time would be appreciated also.  By the way, apart from reading 'Robot builders bonanza', my technical experience consists of operating 'Bigtrak' when I was about 12 and changing the odd plug. Cheers.

Posted by jonnymelon 5 years ago


WALL TRANSFORMER V BATTERY PACK FOR SERVOS

Hi there. While testing some code on three servos using my picaxe 18m2 project board I initially had them powered of the 4x1.5v battery pack. This was working smooth enough, but because I eventually plan to power seven servos (for a robot arm project) I thought I'd try using a 7.5v wall transformer but they didn't seem to like this as the smoothness of movement was gone as they slowed and sped up and were jittery.  Is the 7.5 a bit much, a few resistors maybe? Or prehaps capacitors would smooth things out. I'm not overly electronically gifted, robot builders guide is all I've got to go on. cheers. john. 

Posted by jonnymelon 5 years ago


Stripping parts from household devices

Hi I want to build a lot of the things on this site but right now I cant just go and order the parts online as where I live I either get ripped of on the price of the components  or on the delivery costs the last time I ordered parts they came to just under a tenner but it still cost me nearly 50 quid to get them in my hand so I'm looking for some advice on what kind of devices I can get different parts from the ideal thing would be a site that has a vast list of devices and what kind of components would be inside but I think such a site is very unlikely so hopefully somebody here can help me with the ones I'm looking for now I want some servos and micro switches. I have striped two microwaves for the micro switches but they didn't have the kind I was looking for the activater (sorry can't spell) was a push button rather than the lever and striped a few things for the servos that I figured would have them but they were just normal motors with cogs set up to act as the gears what I'm looking for an actual servo. I have no RC cars left as they all had the set up I just said so any thing else that you can think of that would have them in a normal house with a crap load of kids toys Thanks in advance Pacina

Posted by pacina 5 years ago


servo board

Fount this on my daily Internet rumage. its a board that turns a servo in sequence with a poteniomiter. wonder if it could be made to control a more powerful motor?

Posted by HP psc 2110 all-in-one makebot 9 years ago


Hoe to 180 degrees servos, when they go only 160 !?

Hello instructables people! I have been trying for hours & hours, to solve a problem i have, with a couple of servos, and i hope that you will be able to help me understand how to solve that problem!   I have this robot, that i am trying to build, with an Arduino and 2 of the following servos:   http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3714   When i move the mouse, i need both servos to move exactly the same direction and speed. This already works for me great, using a code i got here on Instructables! (https://www.instructables.com/id/Overview/).   The problem is, that 180 degrees, is critical for my robot, and i get only ~160 degrees...   I tried to use the same servos model, but converted to continuous rotation, but could not get the absolute movement and position sync accuracy, of both servos, in relation to one another, that i got with the non-continuous rotation servos.   So, i returned to the regular, unconverted servos, and purchased the following servo stretchers:   http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath;=11_15&products;_id=171   But, when i connected these stretchers, between the Arduino signal and the servos, things did not get better, but worse, and the servos started jerking and hardly reacting to mouse movements.   I have been spending hours & hours, with no success and am quite desperate...   Can you please help me!   Thanks a lot!

Posted by roineust 5 years ago


Moving Three Servos at Once

Hey Guys, I'm working on a project and I'm trying to figure out what power supply to use.  I have power supply rated for 5V and .7A.  I was going to test this power supply out by making all servos sweep back and forth at once, and see how it performs.  This question is main for the coders out there.  Is the following code correct?  I've had a long work day and I'm about to pass out and I was hoping if someone could critique this real quick.  Thanks in advance! /* Sweep by BARRAGAN This example code is in the public domain. modified 8 Nov 2013 by Scott Fitzgerald http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Sweep */ #include Servo myservo01;  // create servo object  Servo myservo02: Servo myservo03: int pos = 0;    // variable to store the servo position void setup() {   myservo1.attach(9);  // attaches the servo on pin 9   myservo2.attach(8);   myservo3.attach(7); } void loop() {   for(pos = 0; pos <= 180; pos += 1)     // goes from 0 degrees to 180 degrees   {                                                                 // in steps of 1 degree     myservo01.write(pos);                      // tell servo to go to position 'pos'     delay(15);                                             // waits 15ms for the servo     myservo02.write(pos);     delay(15);     myservo03.write(pos);     delay(15);           }   for(pos = 180; pos>=0; pos-=1)     // goes from 180 degrees to 0 degrees   {                                    myservo01.write(pos);            // tell servo to go to position 'pos'     delay(15);                              // waits 15ms for the servo     myservo02.write(pos);                  delay(15);     myservo03.write(pos);                   delay(15);   } }

Posted by Casual_Engi 3 years ago


Gears for Servos and Steppers

Hey guys (and gals), I've been researching this a lot, but I still haven't the solution.  When you are working on a project and you need a gear for your stepper or servo, where do you acquire it?  For example I work a lot with TowerPro 996 servos, but I haven't found any third parties selling gears for them.   Same thing for motors.  If you are using a stepper motor, like a NEMA or something where do you find a gear that attaches to it? 

Posted by Deft Punk 3 years ago


Thrustmaster F22 Joystick to control servos

Hi there, I'm thinking about trying to use a microcontroller (AVRMega128) to read from an old Thrustmaster F22 port and then move some servos to eventually make some small "rocket turrer" for the office, like those that u can buy at thinkgeek. The fact is that I've searched for the specifications of a 15 pin joystick port and it says they were originally made to support two two-buttons joysticks, that means, two pins to control X and Y axis and other two for buttons, and the same for the eventual second joystick...funny, because mine is only one and it has 8 buttons, 4 ordinary and 4 to control the views...Do u know were to get the specifications of thrustmaster F22 joystick port? thanx

Posted by pingo wellman 10 years ago


X Y Zach humbly asks for your help...

Hey there Brochachos,            Ok, having just dug in on my first project, I'm more than overwhelmed by the sheer volume of 'stuffs' I need to learn to accomplish my goal.  Howevever, having done a substantial amount of reading, I believe I've got a fairly focused question that can hopefully pull a concise answer out of the beautiful woodwork of this community.  Onward... I'm trying to interface a gantry style xy table that uses some softpots as positions sensors for the x and y axes.  I want to send this analog signal wirelessly to two servo motors that will respond to this analog signal accurately, with minimal latency, and no jitter. As a fairly new egg in the DIY self world, I stubbornly cling to Arduino for comfort and the xbee modules seemed like a good fit, but the workaround to transmit an analog signal seemed troublesome and the servos always seem to develop a Parkinson's syndrome of sorts. (at least with the builds I saw). The question...   What transmitter/receiver is both extremely amateur friendly, with regards to setup, and can also get the signal (sans Internet connection)  at least 100ft to the receiver where it gracefully manifests itself on the servos as smooth motion.  If you don't have a definite answer, pointing me in the right direction of relevant reading is also greatly appreciated.  If there is anything I've left out, just ask.  Thanks in advance, I love you, but not like that... -Z

Posted by Zachary D 6 years ago


Huge Servo?

I read the instructable on how to turn a servo into a a geared motor, but with that board that is taken out of the servo, could you attach that to any motor and make much larger servos? kc

Posted by kcedgerton 9 years ago


Servos motion not smooth

Hi, im trying to program my servo to do a simple sweep (smooth motion). but instead it jerks a small degree everytime. the code i've used : #include Servo myservo;  // create servo object to control a servo void setup() {   myservo.attach(9);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object } void loop() {   myservo.write(10);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(1000);                           // waits for the servo to get there   myservo.write(150);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(1000); }

Posted by fujiapple 6 years ago


Servo help

Do I need a motor shield for my arduino to use servos? Also where can i find REALLY cheap servos?

Posted by Alcreion 9 years ago


Why wont my servos react to my potentiometers

Hello everyone, hope your day is better than mine. I am trying to figure this out and to the best of my knowledge; I just can’t get this to work. Everything is connected correctly.  Note, I am also using separate power to the breadboard. The problem is, the servos adjust themselves when I apply power, but they will not turn when I increase or decrease the rotation of the potentiometers (I know all servos work and the pots work as well (trust me, I tested each using a single servo and pot sketch) I am almost positive it is an oversight, and I have been staring at it so long that, well I am most likely am overlooking the problem. I would really appreciate your assistance. So here is the code: #include Servo pot1V;  // create servo object to control a servo Servo pot2V;  // create servo object to control a servo Servo pot3H;  // create servo object to control a servo Servo pot4H;  // create servo object to control a servo int mypan1 = 0;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val0;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin int mypan2 = 1;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val1;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin int mytilt3 = 2;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val2;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin int mytilt4 = 3;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val3;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin void setup() {   pot1V.attach(3);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object   pot2V.attach(5);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object   pot3H.attach(6);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object   pot4H.attach(9);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object    } void loop() {   mypan1 = analogRead(0);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mypan1 = map(mypan1, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot1V.write(val0);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there   mypan2 = analogRead(1);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mypan2 = map(mypan2, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot2V.write(val1);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there   mytilt3 = analogRead(2);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mytilt3 = map(mytilt3, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot3H.write(val2);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there   mytilt4 = analogRead(3);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mytilt4 = map(mytilt4, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot4H.write(val3);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there } Thank you so much in advance, Anna :)

Posted by Abrandonmi 5 years ago


spraypainting a servo

Does anyone here have any advise on how to best spraypaint a servo or if it can even be done without causing damage to the servo. thanks

Posted by budsiskos 9 years ago


Servo Controlled door

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

Posted by fruitkid101 8 years ago


servo controlled by arduino

Hi everyone and thanks for looking. I wanted to conrtol a servo using ardunio. This is what I want the servo to do, I want to be able to flip a switch and have the servo move. switch in "off" position, servo is at rest flip the switch to "on" position, servo moves 90 degrees and holds switch to "off" position, servo returns to rest position I am just starting out with arduino and really didnt know what was need to acomplish this. any help would be great. Thanks in advanced

Posted by thirdGEARchirp 6 years ago


servos?

Where can i find a battery opperated servo to push a button every so many seconds

Posted by colmon9 11 years ago


Can anyone recommend a good DC Servo Control How-to/turorial? (Not RC servos)

I'm working on a decent size project where I need to control a 200w servo for dynamic speeds and feedback. There are a bunch of how-tos and tutorials on doing this with RC servos using arduino's, but have yet found any clear or simple tutorials for AC or DC servos.

Posted by jsz28 5 years ago


Need help connecting a servo and RFID reader to arduino

I need help connecting a servo and RFID reader to an arduino so that the servo turns when the reader is activated. Are there any instructions or tutorials that anyone can provide? 

Posted by hthnc-student 6 years ago


Need Help Finding a Servo Motor...

I need help finding servos that are similar to these (sadly, it doesnt look like Conrad Electronics ships to the US). i cant spend more than $10 USD per servo and the site has to be able to ship to the US.

Posted by REA 7 years ago


Controlling two servos with one pin and a NOT-gate

Here's an interesting idea. It may be possible to control two servos independently with only one output pin and an inverter/NOT-gate. Normally, a servo is at its 'center' position when a pulse is 1.5 ms & its angle (or speed for continuous servos) is based on the difference between the length of time of the pulse it received & the base-time of 1.5ms. The servo itself does not react to the time BETWEEN pulses however. If the signal was inverted, the result would be a pulse with a time being that of the time between pulses of the initial signal. If the width of a pulse and the time between pulses can be independently controlled, then it would be possible to control one servo with the signal directly, and another servo using the inverted signal. I found something similar here [http://www.diyrc.com/reversers.htm] but it seems to be intended for 'reversing' the signal used to control one of the servos.

Posted by Michael_Everett_Feder 3 years ago


Picaxe and Servo problem

Ive been using this picaxe uC for a while and have had no problems, but in my latest project I wanted to pan a servo back and forth. Problem: for the life of me I can only get the servo to move in one direction. It is a GWS pico servo and I have "operated" it on 5v and 6v, so i dont believe it to be a voltage issue. coding issue perhaps? ( I have tried the SERVO command, the SERVO and SERVOPOS command, and even the correct PULSOUT commands to no avail) I have scoured other forums, even rev-ed.com's, but no one seems to have my same problem. As far as I know the SERVO command SHOULD work fine but doesnt. I have tried the commands with and without a 220 ohm resistor on the signal wire, but this seems negligible. When my picaxe 18x is loaded with any servo capable code and the connections are all hooked up, the servo simply moves all the way and stops. the only way i can "reset" my servo to its original position is by quickly removing and tapping the V+ or GND supply wire to the servo. after the servo has moved I can feel the tiny motor jiggle whenever I tap the signal wire as if trying to work. ANY suggestions are welcome!

Posted by Aleator777 10 years ago


Arduino and Servo Motor Control

I was wondering if I could control higher voltage servos (lets say off a 18v battery, more than my arduino board can handle) by building a separate circuit for my servos power and ground wires and putting my servo's Input/output (or pulse if you prefer) wire directly into the arduino board's sockets.  Would this a) damage my arduino? and/or b) effectively regulate servo positioning? (fritzing file attached).   Or would I be forced to use relays?        Thanks, Authority28

Posted by authority28 4 years ago


Servo Position

Hey i was trying to control the servo using joystick(potentiometer). i am but stuck at a problem when joystick is at center servo is at 90° when i move the joystick to left, servo sets at 0° and when i release the joystick it came back to its 90° but when i move the joystick to right, the server does sets to 180° but does not come back to 90° on release the joystick, it sets to a little more than 90° like 100° what could be the problem ? #include Servo servo; int sp ; int js_x; void setup() { servo.attach(3); } void loop() { sp= map(js_x ,0 ,1023, 0, 180); servo.write(sp); }

Posted by DabuHackker 1 year ago


i need help making a servo driver!

I want to make a servo driver with buttons to control the up and down movement. i have a pic programmer so i can use that but need help with design and code

Posted by newbie life5 8 years ago


Arduino And Servo

Hi..  i want a motor which can drive my robot at humans normal walking speed.. and also whose speed can be controlled dynamically.. Can anyone plz suggest me such servo or any dc motor.. motor should be compatible with arduino uno..?? 

Posted by amolamol 3 years ago


Total robotics noob

I'm not sure if this is in the right section but I think this is the best place for it at the moment. So at the moment I'm still in the planning process but, I'm trying to get details worked out before I start work so all I have to do is start putting things together. I'm making this costume of one of my OCs for cons and costume contests. Anyways, the character's half robotic and I thought it'd be cool to make a few things interactive? Here's my character if you want to take a look at him -Okto. Sorry the image doesn't give a clear view and is pretty much toony. I haven't started drawing up the blue prints or his front and side view yet to where it'd actually be useful.  My thoughts are that the top section of his robotics on his head would have real moving gears. I was thinking about taking some watches apart to get the gears though the part I'm not sure about is making them move. I already have where I'd put the battery pack planned out but other than that I'm pretty much lost.What would be a good motor that you'd recommend? Also do you know of some good links to tutorials for programing? I've been struggling with it a bit and in addition to these bits I'm mentioning now I'm also thinking about giving him sound operated moving ears. My other part of my project functions on pretty much the same basic idea though I was also wondering about making the nob where it actually cranked. Maybe it could be used as the on and off switch for the gears or something. I'm not really sure about rigging it at all so any input would be appreciated. I'm trying to make the suit as genuine as possible as far as the steampunk aspects go for my Doctor Moreau style creature My last thing I'm trying to do that requires asking questions that's not in the picture is that the character has a binturong tail i.e. tail can work like an additional hand. I was wondering if it was possible I could rig it with servos where it could pick things up or hold things with the push of a button or something? Thanks for anything you can give me I greatly appreciate any help I can get.

Posted by VJCoon 4 years ago


2 Position Servo Controller

I need some help, I am trying to create a damper control using a servo and a 555 timer. Is there anyway that you can use a 555 timer to make a servo move back and forth between 2 positions (0 degrees and 90 degrees) with an with and on/off signal and not a pot? So when the thermostat sends power, the damper moves to 90 degrees, then when the thermostat shuts off the servo returns to 0 degrees? Thanks for the help in advance. -Ryan

Posted by WingmanSVT 6 years ago


Wondering what code for Button controlled Servo Arduino

Hey guys and gals, So Ive been looking for, and trying to make a code for a button controlled servo. The problem I am running into is that the servo im using has 3 ports and im not sure how to code a 3 port on an arduino. Thanks if anybody has a code that could work! 

Posted by hthnc-student 6 years ago


how many servos can an arduino control?

Hey, im in need of a little bit of help with the arduino. im new to it and need to know how many servos an arduino can independently control as all the pages ive found seem to indicate 2 but i need 3 servos to run through a pre-programmed set of steps. please help. thanks

Posted by budsiskos 9 years ago


Motors and servos

Please all, what motor could I use to create a to/fro movent?

Posted by ijem 1 year ago


that I can do to convert 2 PWM inputs (rc servo) to 5Vdc analog?

Que puedo hacer para convertir 2 entradas PWM (servo rc) a analógica 5V?

Posted by racataca 4 years ago


SERB

Hi, Where can I buy the SERB (Arduino servo controlled robot)?? Seems to be out of stock on the oomlout shop.. any other website i can buy it from??? Thanks.

Posted by millie8508 9 years ago


how to control servo motor for using IR sensor on ATTINY85??

Hi i would like to know the coding which is to control servo motor for using IR sensor on attiny85 chip. i can do with arduino but attiny85 is not same as it. what i want to control is simple  press button (0x01FE847B) to move servo motor 180 degree press button (0x01FE44BB)to move servo motor 0 degree please help me  http://naver.me/GkO2S4ik

Posted by kclook 1 year ago


servos run on 6.5V, but how many amps?

I have five servos running off a picaxe sd21 servo controller and it will operate using four AA batteries, but I want it to run off a wall adaptor. Now theres plenty of adjustable adaptors on the market giving from 3V to 12V and I've seen one that might work for me that can be set to 6.5/ 7.5V, but does anyone know the suitable current range for my device.

Posted by jonnymelon 4 years ago


on attiny85 chip, how to control servo motor with IR sensor?

Hi i would like to know the coding which is to control servo motor for using IR sensor on attiny85 chip. i can do with arduino but attiny85 is not same as it. what i want to control is simple press button (0x01FE847B) to move servo motor 180 degree press button (0x01FE44BB)to move servo motor 0 degree https://photo.cloud.naver.com/v2/# please help me

Posted by kclook 1 year ago


servo drive circuit

Does anyone know how to make the circuit like the ones inside srevo motors? I am designing a sumo bot with radio control. I need to use contenuously rotating motors with lots of power to drive the robot. I do know how to modify my servos so they contenuously rotate, but I don't think they will have enough power to push around the other robots. I would like to use one of my 12v gearmotors instead of the ones contained in servos, but I don't want to destroy my servos to do it.

Posted by Stingray 7 years ago


Arduino time base servo sweep code help

Hi,     I need help on creating arduino code for a time base sweeping servo. Specifically i would like to have my servo sweep 180 degrees and back to center every 20 minutes and repeat indefinably. Im sure its a fairly simple code but just new at coding in general I have looked at servo sweep code sample in the arduino library but I dont know how to implement it with a timer. Hope someone can help me out. thanks for your time uno r3, micro servo 99

Posted by jaysond04 1 year ago


making a bluetooth servo circuit to run an aerosol can at distance

hello all, I am a novice to the servo and arduino world. I am wanting to build a system that can spray an aerosol can at distance. around 100 yards.  Is there a way I can accomplish this? what parts would I need to do so? thanks for your time and help!

Posted by LucasF107 1 year ago


Self-Reversing Electric Servo Motor?

Is there a circuit that can change the rotation direction of an electric motor that's cheaply and easily?

Posted by lupinesoul 10 years ago


Need help driving a wheel with a 180 degree servo

So for a Electrical Engineering class I have we were given a challenge, to design a robot that can go a certain distance on carpet using only servos and 3d printing (and any sensors we would like to use). I want to know if anyone could tell me if it would be possible to drive a wheel using only a servo. Maybe the same type of drive that trains use? If someone has any ideas that could help I would appreciate it. 

Posted by ebailey-kelly 1 year ago


Servo SM-S4304R

After long time of searching, without success, i would like some help. I purchased one Sm-s4303r servo motor. My questions are: 1.How can i do it work for 3 seconds at normal speed and to stop it for example 12hours. To work 2 times per day. 2.What will be the suitable servo which can do 180° in every movement. I mean 180° now and the second (to complete the cycle 360) in 10 hours.. I would be glad if somebody could help me. Thanks, Chris

Posted by chris__p 1 year ago


servo motor

Ok i was wondering if anyone can send me a parts list and very detailed directions and how to make a compact servo that i can make lift 150lbs and yes i know its a dawnting task  but i have fait in yee becuz idk how to do it myself :\ but whom ever does this will be listed on my finished product and credited on my product thank you and good luck :)

Posted by prini 5 years ago


Arduino servos move to music

Hi, so I'm new to arduino and I'm wanting to link arduino to processing. I then want to be able to make servos move to the beat of music that i have loaded on to processing using the computer as a network but I can't seem to find much info anywhere else and was hoping that someone could enlighten me on the process that i should be taking or able to help in anyway would be much appreciated. Thanks  

Posted by TianL4 2 years ago


sensors and servos

I am working on a piece where I need to hook up 7 servo motors to the arduino (each rotating at a different speed, some in one direction, others in the other) but basically an on/off with a motion sensor. I am using a full rotation servo. I amusing an infrared sensor but the servo is still moving (awkwardly and jerky) when not sensing motion, but then runs as normal.Here is the code I am using (right now, I am only at 1 servo – trying to get the sensor right first) : #include Servo myservo;int potPin = 0; //analog pin used to connect the sensor int ledPin = 9; //select pin for the servoint val = 0; //variable to read the value from the analog pin void setup(){   myservo.attach(9); //set up the servo as usual pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); //variable to store the value coming from the sensor   Serial.begin(9600); //for watching the speeds in the serial monitor} void loop() { val = analogRead(potPin); // read the value from the sensor   val = map(val,0,600,0,255); if (val>80) digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); //turn the ledPin on    else if (val<80) digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); //turn the LedPin off   Serial.println(val); delay(10); } – any suggestions?

Posted by wwischer 7 years ago


Using a photo sensing servo.

Hey guys I am trying to get a servomotor which is attatched to a photo sensor to read a light source.  I have servo attached to analog pin 1 and using analogRead to read the value, but I want the maximum value it reads.  Any ideas

Posted by dsm5286 5 years ago


Adding more servo on SSC 32u

Hi there I want to build a humanoid. But the bot will need more than 50 servos. I have two lynxmotion SSC 32u. How can I operate those two board in one commad bar???? Plz help me.!!! Chamok C.

Posted by ChamokC 7 months ago


Control a servo without programming

Has anyone seen this project? http://makeprojects.com/Project/Control-a-Servo-Motor-Without-Programming/990/1 I am trying to do it, but I don't see where to put the potentiometer in the circuit. Although I have built a few kits I am pretty inexperienced with circuits. Am I missing something? I have built most of the circuit on a breadboard. I will post a picture when I am done.

Posted by ehudwill 7 years ago


Arduino Workshop Nottingham UK

More information at www.nottinghack.org.uk Arduino-Sundae - An all day workshop from 11am 3rd October 2010 Station Street Nottingham. £40 - Includes Oomlout Arduino Budget Pack. An introduction to Arduino for beginners. Step by step introduction to working with the Arduino prototyping board and an introduction to microprocessors in general. In addition to on-screen step-by-step instruction, experienced hackers will be there to help you. Includes an Arduino Kit or bring your own for a discount. A day filled with Arduino using the www.oomlout.co.uk Budget Arduino Kit (included in the cost of the workshop or buy and bring your own for a discount).  Schedule for the day: 11:00 - Settle in get your kit open it up and have a play around meet others etc  11:30 - "Hello World" Arduino 101 basic Arduino introduction including setting up external LEDs, Motors and sensors etc  12:30 - Show n' Tell - Arduino-Projects-Show-Case a number of projects including - Drawbot, Arduino Tank, 3D Printer RepRap, Addressable lights and many more (bring one too if you like) will be available for inspiration, discussion and tuition.  13:30 Lunch (bring your own or pop to a local place we are very central)  1400 - Use the pool of parts to try your own project. Helpful and experienced hackers want to help you learn more and will circulate to answer your questions. At Nottinghack there are no stupid questions.  16:00 - Close (but your welcome to stay until 18:00 then we'll probably go for a coffee or beer). Have a think about what you'd like to learn. We have a few suggested projects to help people who aren't sure and there will be lots or electronic bits n' bobs to help you get stuck in. Make sure you bring your laptop and download the Arduino Open Source environment and install it before the workshop http://www.arduino.cc... The cost of the workshop is only £40 including the Oomlout Budget Pack for Arduino and a day of tuition and hands on help. If you already have an Arduino and the required equipment the cost is £20 only.

Posted by ChickenGrylls 8 years ago


Breadboard Circuit for a servo?

I am looking for someone that can tell me what to do on a basic electronic breadboard (what timer, resistors etc) to be able to create a circuit to drive a servo. Basically i am an over ambitious art student that wants to use a a servo on a timer to alternate between 0 and 90 every 5 seconds or so (i haven't decided what time i want it to be but figured i could adjust it?) I am learning about these things on a DIY basis but as i am short for time i want to get it sorted. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by GF88 8 years ago