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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?
Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff.   8)

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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