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Servo Extensions Part III

So now that we know we want to use CAT5 cable we may as well begin hacking, cutting, and splicing.  In Part II I mentioned that stranded CAT5 is probably a better choice for this project.  Since I can repair … Continue reading

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Servo Extension Cables Part II

After some reading it looks like the best option is to go ahead and use CAT 5 cable to extend the servos to the PC.  There are lots of references to using lengths of CAT 5 that are 50′ or … Continue reading

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Servo Extension Cables Part I

Extending the servo cables is not quite as straight forward as it may or may not appear. In the class Mr Chicken showed us how he used a 4 pair (8 wires) CAT 5 network wire to extend the servo … Continue reading

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Mounting Tabs

The L brackets that attach to the servo mount plate and the skull did not fit properly inside the skull.  The screw holes are too close to the edge of the plate.  When the L brackets are mounted to the … Continue reading

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Skull Stand

This is a simple stand I made to hold the skull in a working position on my work bench.  I make all kinds of things with the kids out of PVC pipe.  It is a material that is fast and … Continue reading

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Gimble Mods

The gimble mount required some modification as shown in the image below.  The primary problem was that the nut at the bottom of the gimble would come loose.  Once that happens the tab on the gimble shaft that makes the … Continue reading

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3 Axis Skull Servo Controller Board

Here is a picture of the controller board.  The black and red wires on the left side are to the 9 Volt Battery Clip.  The 2 black wires directly below that are to the 5 Volt plug in power supply.  … Continue reading

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Now what…

This domain has been hanging around for a while now so may as well do something useful with it.  I will be documenting a few halloween projects here.  The first is the latest Make & Take project from CalHauntsNorCal.  This … Continue reading

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