Bare bones head tracking shoulder cannon circuitry.

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ksj

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Slight update on this. I worked with the manufacturer and we discovered a library coding issue with the board. They are working to address it. As it stands the Alorium board will only support 4 servo pins. My setup will require about 10 servos in the final design. Waiting for a response on this.
 

Christopher1

New Member
I like to do everything on a cheap budget with things I can find in bulk or find easily. I tried for years to get this right and think I have a pretty stable version of a Shoulder cannon that tracks head movement in both Y and Z axis, and for cheap as I think I can get it with COTS items (Common Off The Shelf).
Here's the video:

It's not your typical caster cannon, but I feel the shoulder cannon is like the Jedi knight's light saber. It is built individually....and I liked the look of the 80/20 Aluminum bracketing.

I used an Arduino Uno, 2ea - 5vdc servos, an MPU6050 Arduino module (6 axis), a project box from Amazon, RJ45 (Ethernet) connectors with panel mounts, a panel mounted audio jack, a few things I had around my shop, and a 2000 maH rechargeable battery bank (the ones used for charging your phones...I will upgrade to 4000+ maH for more hours of use). I'll put the code I used in my next comment.
What torque spec is the 5VDC servo?
 

ksj

Well-Known Member
What torque spec is the 5VDC servo?
hs 645mg
and 785hb
hitec servos

Was looking at the go gilda servos but I slow down this time of year on things as I am saving for next year on things.

also I ran into some performance issues getting the mpu6050 to work properly. Especially with the amount of triggers I was running in the code.
 

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