how many servo's?

hello,

I'm new so I will first introduce myself a bit.

my name is Jacar (its spanish) I live in Holland, I'm 17 years old and interested in the arduino Duemilanove for 3 advanced projects.

offcourse I will start easy (with a starter set and all, found one for a nice price)

but I would like to know how many servo's U could directly contorl using the Duemilanove, or do I need to make/design/buy a shield?

lets say for 3, 12 and 18 (for an hexapod, varying in complexity)

regards Jacar

http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/MegaServo

The answer seems to be 12 sevos, unless you go with the Arduino Mega.

Keep in mind that you should power the servo's with their own external +5vdc power, not the power from the Arduino board as they draw too much current to allow that.

Lefty