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JohnJohn
08-11-2006, 07:45 AM
Specifically, I was thinking of using four of them, one for each of the four Boe-Bot wheels on my latest project. How heavy can I make the robot and still have it be able to go at a reasonable speed, say 1 ft/sec. Also, I would like to have to robot be able to drive up a serious of stairs with one inch stairs. Any ideas? (I'm not savvy enough to calculate all this myself using the torque measurements given)

Tricky Nekro
08-11-2006, 07:56 AM
If you want to makeˇyour robot climb stair you probably need treads...
Parallax continious servos are good for lightweight robots only...
Think of using brushless motors with gear sets and parallax motor controllers for bigger sizes...

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A.C. fishing
08-11-2006, 08:22 PM
I don't think the servos are strong enough to do that. With four servo drive, you could probably get up the stairs, but maybe at 3/4 a foot per second. You could try though. You might want to use Parallax's tank threads, which easily fit on the servos.

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