so can you recommend the most easy solution for getting a controller that i can program without experience in programming i need to drive 4 servo and 2 mini servo and a On/Off Wireless Remote Control.
@adina777 How do you actually want to control the servos? For example, would a handheld remote control be enough? This does not require any programming at all. People tend to only use microcontrollers when they need to automate some action. If you can provide more details about the project, what you want to do and how you want to control it, that would help.
If you want to avoid programming, you have to consider using something other than a microcontroller. You can use a 555 timer instead. It can control servo motors. The 555 timer IC is very cheap when compared to a microcontroller. It doesn’t require programming.
This is a small project the skeleton measure 9.5 inches, the space for pan and tilt is H=4 W=2.5
I need a easy and quick solution. And yes an handheld remote control is perfect . I want to be able to move the head , and arms from shoulder and wrists. Please advice. I am good to put thing together and take them apart And i am not afraid of a bit programming if that is need it … I might need some direction, thought.
so i think I need 6 servos, controller or the NE555 if that works, a remote control , power supply and a pan and tilt.
There are more wireless than wired RC controllers:
For example, this one has up to 12 channels:
Note that the inputs include joysticks, knobs and switches, so it’s important to know what will connect to each channel.
Can i use the set up that mini robotis has? so i can control everything through the phone? Wouldn’t that be more easy?
Yes, that would be the easiest. You only need to see if you can fit your parts somehow on Robotis Mini.
Do you think I can buy the components from robotis mini , whatever i need and put on this skeleton ? Then try to make it moving the arms and head , do i need a simplified controller ? then the one that Mini has?
Presently he has this OpenCM9.04-C. but that control 16 servos, i only need 6 servos on my project. Sorry to bother you … but i am trying to find a cheap and easy solution , to get this project done.
One of the least expensive ways to (manually) wirelessly control up to 8 servos:
If you want something like the Robotis Mini, you’d need the appropriate smart servo motors and the controller (Robotis only seems to have the CM-50 available at $71.70 USD). Given each smart servo is ~$23, that makes for a much more expensive solution.
thank you for the radio link solution. What solution you will propose for the servos and the controller or can we use the NE555?
The NE555 would not be needed. RC servos would plug directly into the RC receiver. The chocie of RC servo is really based on your needs and how much torque they need to provide, as well as their size. It appears like you already 3D printed parts, so you must know which RC servos you planned to use?
Do you suggest any specific RC servo from Robotshop?
i decided to go with MG995 Servos for arms and the pan & tilt already come with these type of servos.
RC servos would plug directly into the RC receiver? how I will do this … do you have any input /instruction ?
you are genius , i seen a video how that works, so i need the RC receiver too. Do i need a receiver for each server ?
oh wait is saying it come with * 1 x Transmitter
- 1 x Receiver …
You can look at the products in our shop, maybe you need it
The received should have connections to many servos. Just ensure you plug them in correctly. You will also need to power the receiver at between 4.8V to 6V. The user manual included will explain what to do.