Servos and Robotic Arms

A quick discussion on how servos work and typical uses. Then we’ll dive into how to control servos with a Netduino micro-controller and some C# code.  Finally we’ll assemble a Robotic Arm Kit made with 4 servos and 3D printed parts. I’ll have 4 Robotic Arm kits to assemble and give away. You can purchase the 4 servos for $15 if you need them. 

Bring your Netduino & Laptop and let’s have some fun.

Here is a link for 5 Tower Pro SG90 Servos at Amazon (Prime shipping available)

http://tinyurl.com/k5jna6v



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  • Chris B.

    I showed Randy what I did with one of his robot arms and he thought others might like to see it.... I hooked a couple of the servos up to my Raspberry PI and wired up a laser on the end of it. I then wrote an ASP.NET MVC app that hosts a simple web page and a WebAPI service which run on the Raspberry PI. This allows control of the robot arm and laser using either the web page or with a game controller. See it in action here http://youtu.be/MV167BGE56w

    August 12

  • Randy P.

    Here is the Sample code and Schematic for tonight's meeting http://1drv.ms/1juzzPL . You'll need the free Fritzing app to view the schematic http://fritzing.org/download/

    July 15

  • Randy P.

    My servos came in today so we'll have enough to build all 4 kits during the presentation. Should be a fun hand's on lab.

    July 14

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