Help powering 12 feedback 360s

AwesomeCronkAwesomeCronk Posts: 776
edited 2019-07-31 - 11:44:30 in Robotics
So, I am making plans for a quadruped spider-bot. It would have four legs(3 dof), with a master prop. I would need a power supply which could supply 50mA to each prop and 500mA to each servo(Feedback 360 units). 1A if they are going to be stalling.

7.5vdc, 12A. Must fit the circuits on a 4in square pcb and the battery can only be a few lbs, as the servos are supporting the whole bot.
Help. Me. Please.

EDIT: fixed this to say one prop instead of five. Thanks PhiPi.
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Comments

  • I'm not sure why you need five Props. I think one would be adequate.

    -Phil
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  • You know, I planned on five for 4 DOF legs. Than when I dialed it down to 3 DOF I guess I forgot that one prop could take that.
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    Hardware:
    BASIC Stamp Board of Education, Propeller Board of Education, Propeller Project Board, Propeller Mini

    Me, a programmer in English class, asking for grammar help: “What is the syntax for this statement?”
  • You shouldn't need 12 Amps either. They don't ALL need to be on at the same time and even if they were they are only actually driving the motor 1/10th of the time in a worst case scenario. I would stagger them over the 20ms signal period so only a few were on at any given time.


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  • @Beau Schwabe That makes sense, I guess I might only need 4 or 5A.

    @tomcrawford I plan to use good old Spin.

    I think I will send pulses to one leg every 5ms and just cycle the updates.
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    Propeller Tool 1.3.2, BASIC Stamp Editor 2.5.4, Javelin Stamp IDE x.x.x, Arduino IDE, PST
    Hardware:
    BASIC Stamp Board of Education, Propeller Board of Education, Propeller Project Board, Propeller Mini

    Me, a programmer in English class, asking for grammar help: “What is the syntax for this statement?”
  • I just realized how much 12 Feedback 360 servos is going to cost. Oof.
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    Propeller Tool 1.3.2, BASIC Stamp Editor 2.5.4, Javelin Stamp IDE x.x.x, Arduino IDE, PST
    Hardware:
    BASIC Stamp Board of Education, Propeller Board of Education, Propeller Project Board, Propeller Mini

    Me, a programmer in English class, asking for grammar help: “What is the syntax for this statement?”
  • lol yup. We've been wanting to teach with Hexapods but those servos add up fast!
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  • ercoerco Posts: 19,515
    I just realized how much 12 Feedback 360 servos is going to cost. Oof.

    Quite the AHA moment...!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
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