Servo Driver, 4
by Tony van Roon
Parts & Description
IC1 = LM555 Timer (or equiv.) R1 = 220K
C1 = 47uF/16v R2 = 15K
C2 = 0.1uF R3 = 5.6K
C3 = 0.1uF R4 = 10K
T1 = 2N3904 (or equiv.) P1 = 10K Linear Potmeter
Miscellaneous: Perf board, 5V/6V-DC Adaptor, IC socket 4pin, case (or heat-shrink),
knob, wire, solder, soldering iron.
The "out" pin (3) is the control or signal wire. For most servos this is either
orange, white or yellow. Output pulse is adjustable, via P1, from 1 to 2
mSec. which means it will turn the servo left or right. T1 is used as a regular
amplifier and can be almost any type of NPN transistor (2N2222, 2N3904, PN100, etc.)
Electrolytic capacitor C1 takes care of any AC-Hum picked up from your Power
Supply or a cheapie adapter. Supply voltage is for 4.3 to 6.0 volts.
Data sheet for the 555 timer is available, just click on LM555 in
'Parts & Description'.
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