This should not be a topic that has been covered before, or at least not in this way.
I have a 24 volt dc motor geared down to 16rpm. I have a small rc servo that I have taken apart.
My plan is to put a gear on the motor, replace the potentiometer in the servo, add a gear to the top of it, and connect it to the gear on the dc motor.
In my understanding, this will give me a giant 24volt servo.
If all the above is correct then here is my issue:
I will need a motor controller to operate the motor. I will run the 3 wires from the servo motor to the arduino pins of +5v, grnd, and digital pin 7. The other end if the positive and ground wires will run to a motor controller.
The motor controller will be connected to a seperate power supply that drives the dc motor.
will this setup work the way I am expecting it to or am I missing some key component?
All feedback is greatly appreciated. Flame away if you will. If this topic has been posted before, I apologize. I spent about a week researching to come up with this design.
The reason the servo needs to be so large is it will be rotating about 100 pounds of steel with large resistances.