Servo Socks

Servo Socks are a case that snaps over a common, replaceable servo motor adding material to hack with. Cut, Carve, Sand and Drill them!

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I love tinkering with robotics and especially making stuff move with servo motos but, every time I wanted to work a servo into a project, I found it was too tedious and would just slow me down. So I came up with Servo Socks! Servo Socks are like working with wood so you can use regular tools and fasteners to make them fit to get your projects moving!

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Stan wrote 11/06/2019 at 21:39 point

Hi Dan - how unbelievably fortuious. I am just getting to the stage of looking for a way to attach servos to a project.

I am using micro servos's - only has to turn a lidar module.

I do have a 3d printer and wonder if you would be up for sharing you STL files for the prototypes..

All the best


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Dan Kitchen wrote 11/16/2019 at 02:55 point

Hey Stan,  My apologies for not replying sooner.  I appreciate the positive feedback!

At the moment, I am in the patent pending stage with Servo Socks and I think my patent lawer's head might explode if I shared the files.  Outside of this, I actually only have the files for my CNC router that is a custom setup as they are machined.  

At some point I may generate and share some files but I hope you can understand why I can't at the moment.  

All that being said, we just released our online store ;-) 



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Kevin Harrington wrote 08/25/2019 at 00:03 point

This is simple, elegant and completely brilliant! Thank you for sharing!

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Dan Kitchen wrote 11/11/2019 at 19:11 point

Thanks Kevin!

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Dan Kitchen wrote 05/16/2019 at 19:47 point

Hey Tom,

Sorry for the delay...been a whirlwind getting Servo Socks released.  The Servo Socks are made from 100% recycled HDPE plastic lumber which is very similar to working with wood (in some cases better because it doesn't split!)  They are CNC machined because they are solid and 3D printing solid would take far too ling to be economical.  Original prototypes were made that way.

Totally agree on the use for students, we are hoping that is our primary demographic!  They are also great because they encourage the use of everyday materials instead of a whole kit...that's why we call them the anti-kit :-)



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Tom Nardi wrote 05/10/2019 at 23:18 point

This is a very interesting project, I could see how this would make it easier for students to rapidly build servo-powered gadgets.

What are the socks actually made of? Are they 3D printed?

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