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Mindsets Servo and Controller Board Solder Kit

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About this product


Product overview

• Control a servo by turning a spindle on a variable resistor
• The servo mirrors the variable resistor
• Easy to solder with only four parts
• Requires four AA batteries (not included, Order Code L43AL)

What can I do with this kit?
With this kit, you can control a servo from a variable resistor. Control the servo at a distance and watch as it mirrors the angle of the variable resistor. The high gearing-ratio acts as a hand break, stopping it from moving even after the power has stopped. Servos can be used to move a wide range of objects – from models and toys to scientific apparatus. This kit is easy for anyone to solder at any ability level.

What are servos used for?
Servos are used in many applications including robotics, electronic toys and the disk trays in DVD and Blu-ray players. Servos are used because they have great precision and the angle can be controlled remotely. This kit comes with the servo, controller board, variable resistor (potentiometer) and battery box for a great addition to any moving project or model. You will require a soldering iron

and solder.

What can I do with this kit?
With this kit, you’ll have some of the equipment needed to make your own robot or add moving parts to a model, making it a great addition to any project. The servo runs off four AA batteries (not included, Order Code L43AL) and comes with a battery box for them. You can use two or more boards as axis points for a robot.


Number of components in the kit? 4
Soldering required Yes
Voltage 6V
Power supply requirements 4 x AA (not included)
Board size 26 mm x 22 mm x 1.5 mm

when you turn the resistor one way It turns clockwise that then when you turn the resistor back dose the servo go the other way anti clock wise

Asked by: pg110e
Yes, the servo will mirror the angle of the resistor, so if you turn the resistor 40 degrees, the servo will rotate the same.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-11-06

Can I use this to add to a remote control car I m mocking ?

Asked by: Nickname
On its own it may not be suitable, the servo is controlled by a connected variable resistor, which would need direct input. If you were able to replace this with something which could be controlled remotely then it may be of use in an RC vehicle.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-08-11

Can the servo controller be used with a 'manufactured continuous rotation' servo? (Position feedback control not required of course) - Many thanks.

Asked by: THarry
The kit is designed to be used with the included servo only. Maplin do not advise on the modification or redesign of units I am.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-02-03

Does the servo come with any horns, I.e. parts that fit onto the servo shaft to connect to things ?

Asked by: DrMark
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-09
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