Hi all, nice interesting forum!
I apologize for this very basic question.
I am in the middle of modifying a high-torque servo motor for continuous rotation. My application will be for a standalone rotating camera on a tripod, so all I need to have is a small battery pack connected to the servo through an on-off button. When I push the button the camera rotates, and it stops when released. Very simple.
I've read how to modify a servo for continuous rotation, however for what I understood the modified servo will still need a servo controller, as a PWM signal will still be needed to drive it (right?).
So, I thought, what if I connect the battery/button directly the small DC motor inside the servo bypassing the entire inside circuitry? I should be left with a small DC geared motor driven directly via battery, right?
Any problem with voltage (I am using a 4xAA total 6V batteries)? will the dc motor accept the same voltage applied to the circuitry or will I run into problems?
Any other problems (protection, overcurrents etc)? Is it all a crazy idea?
Just for reference, servo is SM-S4315R by SpringRC, accepting the usual 4.8V-6V.
Any help is much appreciated!