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Old 04-30-2009, 10:01 AM   #1094 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ga2500ev View Post
It's so simple a caveman can do it!
Careful, you are offending the Geico cavemen... They are pretty sensitive.

That looks like an awesome idea! If you make one, I would love to see how it turns out! There are so many talented mechanical people on here (adapter plate! Oh no! hahaha!) that they should be able to put one together.
Mounting the commutator thing would be pretty easy!
Is it bad for the motor to get PWM current that hasn't been filtered by a capacitor bank?
Here's what would be hard for me:

I've never worked with servos before. Are they tough to make work?
Is it hard to mount the brushes? How to drill right down the middle to attach the post in the center of the double V thing? Is it hard to have a micro-controller control the servo motor? A servo motor controller is sort of expensive isn't it?

Build one! If that works really reliably, that would be awesome!
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