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In Progress. Initial attempt failed due to insufficient stall torque on the servos (HXT900). Will retry with HS-645MG Ultra-Torque servos.
 
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UPDATE: New servos seem to work well. Prototype implemented and running. Only final installation/cleanup required now. A more portable power supply is also required
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:03, 19 March 2012

Overview

We want to hook up servos to the light switches to automatically turn the office lights on/off when the main door opens/closes.

Status

In Progress. Initial attempt failed due to insufficient stall torque on the servos (HXT900). Will retry with HS-645MG Ultra-Torque servos.

UPDATE: New servos seem to work well. Prototype implemented and running. Only final installation/cleanup required now. A more portable power supply is also required

Materials

  • 2 Laser cut mounts (kspaans/mimcpher have access to the kwartzlab laser cutter)
  • 2 HXT900 servos

Resources

Code: "git clone ~j3parker/src/lights/"