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StuHooper

Hello,
I need to control a steel cylinder and an egg shaped agitator with servo driven belts.

The cylinder is water melon sized.

The agitator is about the size of an iphone and made of rubber.

I want the single servo to drive both units.
I want as much control as I can get out of the servo.
I imagine it has to be 12V mains power (UK) integrated into the control circuit.

I would like to know any recommended servos that I can control with the Arduino.
Also, anything I should be looking for in buying a strong, compact servo.

Erdin

The 'normal' servo motor that can be connected to the Arduino are small.
This info could be useful, http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,159534.msg1197731.html#msg1197731

For stronger servo motors, specific driver modules are needed. Not all of those can be connected to the Arduino. Many times a DC motor with a gear is used and some kind of simple feedback.

Could you make a drawing of what you want to achieve ?

zoomkat

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I want as much control as I can get out of the servo.


What type of control would that be?
Google forum search: Use Google Advanced Search and use Http://forum.arduino.cc/index in the "site or domain:" box.

retrolefty

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I imagine it has to be 12V mains power (UK) integrated into the control circuit.


I must have missed the news where the UK replaced their mains grid with a bunch of old car batteries.
GrumpyMike must have had a hand in that.  ;)

Lefty

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