Tag Archive: hardware

Sep 16

Modifying servos for continuing rotation

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If you ever thought of better ways to control your robot’s locomotion, you might have googled and found that more and more people are using servos. But why? Well, firstly servos are easy accessible and cheap (you can buy a standard hobby servomotor for under $13). In a very small package you get a DC motor, gearbox, and feedback control system. …

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Sep 13

Raspberry Pi, have you heard of it?

Raspberry Pi is the name of a mini-computer that has the same size as a debit/credit card. What would one expect of such a small “computer”? Not much? Well keep reading and you will find out it is not as bad as you might me thinking.

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