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Ez Robot Smart Servos?

@DJ There have been lots of discussion (especially lately) about Dynamixel smart servos and now you have released a new plugin for support of KRS ICS smart servos too... I was just wondering if EZ Robot has considered or is considering your own brand of smart servo? I mean nothing would be more compatible with the ez robot platform than your own "in house" products, right?

Anyway I currently use a lot of the standard ez robot servos in my projects and find them pretty decent. However, I would have jumped a long time ago to smart servos if the cost wasn't so prohibitive... Saying that I would be more than willing to pay for "smart" ez robot servos especially since I know integration and compatibility would be complete... I know supporting 3d party products can sometimes be a pain for ez robot so I thought "hey if you can't beat 'em, join 'em"...:)

I do understand that maybe only us DIY guys would be more interested in smart ez robot servos, but could you imagine JD with them?:D

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Synthiam
#21  
Much stronger. Product page will be updated when they're available:)
#22  
@DJ Good news indeed... So originally I wasn't actually suggesting ez robot create physically larger servos like the Hitec 805bb... I was thinking standard sized but smart servos that would fit into the current ez robot hardware (JD, SIx, Roli etc).... This way the smart servo would be a drop in replacement for the current ez robot HD servo... Anyway, I will take the new "no buzz" ez robot HDD servo. Thanks!:)
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USA
#23  
This is GREAT NEWS!
I have a very demanding application on my Elvis hack robot for the mouth, and mouth upper lip.
Even with many adjustments, reg. servos do not last long.
I am having better luck using a HobbyKing digital HV coreless servo, but the new EZ Robot servo sounds even better!
Will this include a new HD design for the smaller servos, like in JD's hands?
Thank You EZ Robot!;);););)
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Synthiam
#24  
We're working on the smaller servos next. It's different hardware, but that's the plan.
#25  
These new servo's sound great - can't wait to get some. So after the you develop the smaller servo's - why not something to replace the HS-805's? I know they don't fit in any of your EZ Robots but the market for a servo with these qualities, the size of the 805 is there. 1 InMoov = 14 HS-805 servo's and there are a few thousand InMoov's being built.
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Synthiam
#26  
It's something to consider after additional market research. Unless we can sell 200,000+ servos per year, it isn't cost effective. Specifically when there are already so many competing products, such as the hs805
United Kingdom
#27  
I would definitely replace all my HS805 on my Inmoov for these, if they would help with the dam buzzing!

I think there's a lot of folks on the Inmoov website that would be interested, I'm always seeing postings on the website of the HS805 and their equivalents being out of stock.
Chris.
#28  
I understand what @DJ is saying... EZ Robot is going to need way more than the entire inMoov market in order to justify developing and selling a replacement for the large scale 805bb servo....
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USA
#29  
@dj, will these servos remain 7.4 volts and will torque remain the same or increase?
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USA
#30  
If I were EZ Robot I'd sell these to third party vendors, both robotic and hobby stores. You'd reach 200k of units very quickly! If only by the fact they are buzz-less digital.
#31  
@DJ Sures
I like the new servo's already, will there be HDD cont.rotation servo's too? Higher power and faster for the adventure bot?:)
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Synthiam
#32  
There are already HDD continuous rotation servos since beginning of December 2016. All continuous rotation servos shipped since 2016 are metal gear digital.
#33  
@DJ Sures tnx for the quick respons.;)
#34  
Love to see that HDD servos are going to be available soon. I love what you and the team have done and are doing. Keep up the great work.
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Synthiam
#35  
Thank you everyone. These servos have been in development for 2 years. Every time I saw a post regarding servos burning out, it made me cringe. The team will be very happy to not have to deal with servo issues any longer:)
Australia
#36  
Hi DJ,

Are these HDD Servos available now?
If I purchase some servos would I get the new HDD Servos?
#37  
Not yet likely. You will have to await for the announcement.
#38  
I was wondering if these servo's are the same footprint as HS servo's Do they come without the attachment?. I need 12 for my Max Robot. Each arm has 6 servo's.

Are they available to order now?

These are awesome servo's. They would make my Max much quieter and stronger.
#39  
@Ellis... For obvious reasons they will be identical physically... If they weren't they wouldn't fit into the ez bit brackets that all the revolution Robots currently use... As mentioned they are not in the store yet... All you have to do is check the online store from time to time to see when they appear.... They will be designated as HDD instead of HD (which are the ones currently available in the store). @DJ has stated you will be able to tell which one you are buying...
#40  
Thanks again Richard. You are always helpful.