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December 14, 2012 AT 3:52 pm

NEW PRODUCTS! Metal Gear Servos in Standard and Micro Sizes

1142 LRG

NEW PRODUCT! Standard Size – High Torque – Metal Gear Servo – This high-torque standard servo now comes in a metal-gear flavor, for extra-high torque (10 kg*cm!) and reliability! It can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction). You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos. Good for beginners who want to make stuff move without building a motor controller with feedback & gear box. Comes with a bunch of plastic horns, as shown. We now carry the Tower-Pro MG-995, they are very nice, high quality servos, excellent for use in robotics.

1143 LRG

NEW PRODUCT! Micro Servo – High Torque Metal Gear – Add more power to your robot with this metal-geared servo. The tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction), and works just like the standard kinds you’re used to but smaller. You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos. Good for beginners who want to make stuff move without building a motor controller with feedback & gear box, especially since it will fit in small places. Of course, its not nearly as strong as a standard servo. Works great with the Motor Shield for Arduino, our 16-channel Servo Driver, or by just wiring up with the Servo library. Comes with a few horns and hardware.

To control with an Arduino, we suggest connecting the orange control wire to pin 9 or 10 and using the Servo library included with the Arduino IDE (see here for an example sketch). Position “0” (1.5ms pulse) is middle, “90” (~2ms pulse) is all the way to the right, “-90″ (~1ms pulse) is all the way to the left.


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