lunes, 20 de mayo de 2013

Full Rotation Servos - Schema


As promised, I added support for Full Rotation Servos. Here you have the Fritzing Schema. It looks simpler than the Drivers Version ( here ).

I'm testing the modified LIB using prototype 1 ( this one ). This way I will test if there is any problem using another type of Arduino. Prototype 1 has an Mega ADK, prototype 2 has a Leonardo.

I expect to finish test in one or two days, depending of the free time available... Some comments from your side will encourage me to do it faster!

Keep Doing!

martes, 7 de mayo de 2013

The motors(2)

I received a few days ago the new motors. Now I use 12 Volts, 90 rpm motors. You can see yourself in the picture the big different between the old ones (the little thing in front) and the new ones.

The new motors allow a fast movement while having a very good behavior at low speed.
I purchase these new motors directly in China here.

You can see them in action here:

The next step will be to use full rotation servos. This will ease the construction and keep the bill of materials shorter, therefore the cost of materials will be reduced. 

But this involves writing software to control them... hope to be finish this week end!

Keep Making!

lunes, 6 de mayo de 2013

1000 thanks for 1000 Visits!

I just wanted to inform you that the visitor's counter reached 4 digits this week end. Thank you all for considering this little blog good enough to click through and invest your time reading it!

I was quite busy at home lately. I will re-take full speed immediately. For the moment, I need to post another video with the new motor (higher gear ratio, slower but with more torque!), then I want to try using normal servos (software needed), then I have an idea on how to build an "El Chiapo LIDAR" that I would like to test (materials on the way to me)...

Hope to double the visit counter soon... Meanwhile, keep making!