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Modifying Servos to 180 degrees
« on: December 12, 2007, 08:27:46 AM »
How can you modify a servo to 180 degrees? ( not continuous rotation )
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Re: Modifying Servos to 180 degrees
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 09:26:59 AM »
theoretically you'd just have to remove the pot, and replace it with a pot with the same value but one that can turn 180°. (the original one should, hopefully, be 90°)
And then you'll have to modifie the mechanical blocking to make sure it can turn 175° freely... 180° isn't possible since the blocking thingy is about 1mm.

But if this all is do-able...i dunno
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Re: Modifying Servos to 180 degrees
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 11:26:32 AM »
95% of servos can be bought as 180° already . . . which servo are you trying to modify?

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Re: Modifying Servos to 180 degrees
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 08:01:11 PM »

And then you'll have to modifie the mechanical blocking to make sure it can turn 175° freely... 180° isn't possible since the blocking thingy is about 1mm.


how would i go about doing that?
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Re: Modifying Servos to 180 degrees
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007, 11:54:41 AM »
no idea... i think it'll be different for each type of servo.
Or not possible at all.

It'll save you much trouble to just buy a 180° servo.
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