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halley


What do people do, when they are just beginning and want to attach servos to other servos and things, just for temporary/experimental purposes?  I don't have any kind of workshop of tin-snips and drill presses and whatnot.  I also don't want to get into irreversible mods, like cutting or gluing the servo horns to hardware.  Maybe a toy Erector / Mechano set would be suitable, I suppose, but I wanted to put the question out there.

Anachrocomputer

I've seen this sort of thing done with cable ties, which can of course be removed.  Could you strap a servo's body to another servo's rotating part that way?

mem

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Jan 29, 2009, 09:05 pm Last Edit: Jan 29, 2009, 09:07 pm by mem Reason: 1
Hot glue works well for this kind if thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glue_gun

It produces a strong bond but can be seperated. If you wrap the servo with masking tape you can prevent the glue from permfinantly sticking to the case of the servo.

drone

Well, servo horns are cheap and easily replaceable, I wouldn't be too worried about destroying them.  Of course, you can always insert a small screw of larger diameter than the holes in the horn, and just let it thread its self into the plastic for a decent grip.

!c

halley

mem, didn't know the masking tape trick, will try that sometime.  I usually hate hot glue guns because of the inevitable spiderwebs it makes, but there are times it's the best.

I made some Bristle Bots for my daughter... hot glue is just the ticket for that sort of thing.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUSTXUis_ys

zitron

I use rubber bands to tie the big horns to another servo when I need to quickly try out some configurations, then hot glue!

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