A project log for 12 Servo Hexapod

A 2 DOF hexapod

ActualDragonActualDragon 03/10/2017 at 21:224 Comments

the stripboard connevtion for the servos to the mega


davedarko wrote 03/10/2017 at 23:29 point

Radomir asking for the LDO makes me think you could add some capacitors, maybe that helps. 

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de∫hipu wrote 03/10/2017 at 23:22 point

Nice. The solder will flow better and form less of those snots if you use more flux. Is that a linear voltage regulator there?

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ActualDragon wrote 03/11/2017 at 01:59 point

yeah, but i think it's busted. i ran over it with the multimeter, and i'm getting output voltages of anywhere from .01 to 4 volts, bad, but even worse is that's not even enough power at the peak. it's a 6v regulator running from a 8 volt source

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de∫hipu wrote 03/11/2017 at 09:08 point

For large loads such as servos, you probably want to use a buck converter, not a linear regulator -- they waste much less power as heat. You can get ready modules easily. The RC hobbyists call them "ubec".

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