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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.

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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
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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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