Community Question

Hi all.
I want to reverse or invert direction of a servo. Have tried checking and unchecking the 'invert direction' box in servo control. Yes I have assigned the board and port and saved the settings. I am obviously having a senior moment so can someone point me in the right direction?
Regards to all.
3dGuy
Commented August 2017
If you feel comfortable with taking the back off the servo you can swap the leads to the motor. The easiest way is with a soldering iron. Just swap the wires soldered to the motor. That way the software glitch you seem to be having can be ignored.
westies
Commented August 2017
Thanks for that,I believe that you also have to reverse the outer wires on the pot also.
I was hoping that the 'invert' check box would work,it's a lot easier,but so far no joy.
Thanks for your response.
thetechguru
Commented August 2017
I haven't had a chance to test yet this week, but Invert has certainly worked for me in the past, so if it isn't working now, it is a bug in the current version.

Note: You need to do it in every control that uses the servo. It is not a global thing like setting the min and max via your init script, so (for example) if you invert in a servo object, it won't be inverted in an auto-position control.

Alan
westies
Commented August 2017
@thetechguru
I
think you have answered my problem, because I am trying to invert in an auto-position control.
Thanks Alan good answer.
Richard R
Commented August 2017
For me i finally tested invert servo with a basic horizontal servo control... Sadly it actually did not work properly... However when using something like the camera control it does work correctly for me... So maybe there is a bug in some controls that use invert servo? I haven't tried in with any more controls so i am not sure... @westies this means you are not crazy...
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Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017