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Offline Private ReidTopic starter

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360o Servo?
« on: April 01, 2008, 04:50:07 AM »
May some1 plz explain to me how on earth does a servo spin around 360o. I thought they went back and forward, like 40o each way or something...Aren't they for RC Planes and things? I have never heard of a servo spinning 360o  :-\

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Re: 360o Servo?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 07:24:35 AM »
Servos come in a variety of flavors from the manufacturer with varying degrees of rotation.  The amount a servo can rotate is generally determined by a built in POT.  Different POTs, different amounts of movement.  Remove the POT from the drive mechanism inside the servo (but not from the servo, just the gearing) and you have a continously rotating servo.

Read these two tutorials for more info:

http://www.societyofrobots.com/actuators_servos.shtml

http://www.societyofrobots.com/actuators_modifyservo.shtml
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