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Learn How To Use Servos

Could you please recommend a kit that would help me learn how to use servo motors? My final goal is to build Halloween props for a haunted corn maze at which my family volunteers. I want to build a bat with flapping wings but I am stuck with a whole bag of parts and am unable to get my computer to talk to my servo motor. I was hoping if I could put a kit together, something would "click" but I don't know if the kits would help or not. Could you offer some advice? I appreciate the help.


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#1  

There are several tools available with the EZB4 Controller and the EZB software that address connecting and testing servos.

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#2  

Sure! Here are steps to get a servo running as an introduction..

Here is the kit that you will want to start with: https://synthiam.com/Shop/AccessoriesDetails.aspx?productNumber=2

  1. Visit www.ez-robot.com

  2. Press the LEARN button from the top menu. It is located beside the Community button

  3. A list of course will be displayed for products that are available from us. Press the View Course button that is associated with your product. If you purchased the EZ-Robot Complete Kit, press that button.

  4. Follow the tutorials for the kit that are presented to you

*Hint: The servo tutorial on that page is located under the ARC section. However, please follow the previous tutorials so you understand what is inside the kit.

PS, your Halloween prop will be awesome and interactive with little effort. Also, you can post on this forum during your development and people will help you.

good luck:)

#3  

Not sure if your using EBZ stuff or not. Honestly, there are a ton of options out there, such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone Black, etc... The list goes on. All of these first call for you to learn some form of programming, and even though there are tons of scripts, sketches written, finding one that fits your specific goal, would be a rare thing. Even though you would save some money up front, the time investment, is large, just to do simple things. The alternative, is EZB, which within a few minutes of getting a development kit, you could find yourself on your way to creating your projects. Learning, curve? Sure, but the learning curve here with this product, and products, it will be far less. DJ created this product, to allow people to just dig in, and be creative, and not have to spend hours and hours, learning how to do the simplest things. a bottom line, if you want to just get it done, and have fun doing it? Look no further!