16 SERVO 10.2013
Dolly Drive & Idler
ServoCity is now offering their new dolly wheel drive and idler plates
which make it easy to assemble a low
friction drive system designed to work
with 1” OD to 2” OD tubing (and any
OD in between). The plates are made
from 1/8” Delrin and are designed for
use with ServoCity’s 2.975” skate
wheels. These wheel systems work well
with standard PVC pipe (as shown)
which can be purchased at a local
hardware store. To guide folks through
the process of building their own
motorized dolly unit, ServoCity includes step-by-step instructional videos
on their product page. Motorized dolly systems are great for many
applications such as videography, animatronics, robotics, and more.
The plates are sold in pairs for $5.99.
Micro Gripper Kit
ServoCity’s new micro gripper kit is a simple solution for projects requiring small pincher-grippers. The kit is easy to assemble and requires
only a Phillips screwdriver. Compatible with Hitec’s
HS- 55 servo or HS-5055MG servo, the 6-32
mounting through hole allows for simple
attachment to various components, including
ServoCity’s new Actobotics™ line. The gripper kit
includes three 1/8” thick Delrin gripper pieces
and the required hardware (servo not included).
Price is $6.99 each.
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Affordable Demo Remote Controlled Units
AndyMark, Inc., announces two new separate, affordable, and complete demonstration robot remote controlled units.
Affectionately named the Cheap & Dirty RCU — due to its affordability,
compact size, and ease of use — this remote controlled unit is inexpensive and
contains quality designed parts. The Cheap & Dirty RCU is a different kind of control
system because no programming is needed out of the box, so it is ideal for beginner
robotics enthusiasts, hobbyists, and demonstration purposes.
This un-assembled kit includes two pieces of C-channel 35" long, two 4" HiGrip
rubber treaded wheels driven by two PG27 gearmotors, a ball caster for the third wheel,