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How to change direction of servo motor?

2023-07-27 17:31:39

Changing the direction of a servo motor is a simple process that can be done quickly and easily with the right tools and knowledge. Servo motors are commonly used in a variety of applications, from robotics and automation to manufacturing and aviation.

To change the direction of a servo motor, you will need a few tools and materials, including a servo motor, a servo tester or an Arduino board, and some jumper wires. You will also need a power source and a servo horn or wheel.

The first step in changing the direction of a servo motor is to prepare the motor and the tools you will be using. First, attach the servo horn or wheel to the servo shaft using the appropriate screws or nuts. This will allow you to see the movement of the servo and make any necessary adjustments.

Next, connect the servo to a power source, such as a battery or a power supply. You will also need to connect the servo tester or Arduino board to the servo, using the jumper wires. This will allow you to control the movement of the servo and make any necessary adjustments.

Once everything is connected and ready to go, you can begin the process of changing the direction of the servo motor. The first thing you will need to do is determine the current direction of the servo. This can typically be done by manually moving the servo horn or wheel and observing the direction of the servo shaft.

Once you have determined the current direction of the servo, you can use the servo tester or Arduino board to send a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal to the servo. The pulse width of the PWM signal determines the position of the servo, with a pulse width of 1.5 milliseconds corresponding to the neutral position.

To change the direction of the servo, you will need to adjust the pulse width of the PWM signal. If the servo is currently moving clockwise, for example, you can reverse the direction by decreasing the pulse width below 1.5 milliseconds. This will cause the servo to move counterclockwise instead.

Alternatively, if the servo is currently moving counterclockwise, you can reverse the direction by increasing the pulse width above 1.5 milliseconds. This will cause the servo to move clockwise instead.

It's important to note that changing the direction of a servo motor can be a delicate process, and it may take some time and patience to get it right. You may need to experiment with different pulse widths to find the one that provides the desired direction of movement.

In addition to changing the direction of the servo motor, you may also need to adjust the servo's endpoints. The endpoints are the minimum and maximum positions that the servo can move to, and they are typically set by the manufacturer.

To adjust the servo's endpoints, you will need to use a digital caliper to measure the distance between the servo horn or wheel and the servo body at the minimum and maximum positions. You will then need to use the servo tester or Arduino board to adjust the pulse width to match the measured distances.

For example, if the minimum distance is 30mm and the maximum distance is 70mm, you would set the pulse width to correspond to those distances. This would typically be a pulse width of 0.6 milliseconds for the minimum position and 2.3 milliseconds for the maximum position.

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