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“Sindy Skinless and the Decomposers” from Bob
Giggle is a remote controlled robot puppet that has been designed to spread laughter to children in oncology wards. He can be found visiting major children's hospitals around Australia. Click the link below to learn more.
David and the Camp Quality Puppet “Giggle”
Each of the projects shown below were created with parts purchased at ServoCity.com. We enjoy seeing the wide array of industry, hobby and other fields that our products become a part of. Thanks to all of our customers who take the time to send in photos, keep them coming!
To submit your photos, send an image and a brief description of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sindy Skinless and the Decomposers” is a animated skeleton band that put on quite a show. Check out some of their performances on YouTube.
John builds remote controlled lawn mowers as well as horse riding robots and walking robots! Check out his custom mowers on YouTube.
John’s Track Driven Remote Control Lawn Mowers
“Just wanted you to know that I flew your SPT50 Pan/Tilt system on my new FPV RC plane this weekend. It held my GoPro Hero HD perfectly. Thanks for making great products and providing great customer support.” - Dean
Dean’s RQ-11 Raven FPV RC Plane
Eric from Colorado Stormchaser and his team travel the US to capture amazing storm photography. In addition to extreme weather they also take photography and video of landscape, aviation, wildlife and the great lakes maritime industry. Eric’s team uses our pan & tilt systems.
“Colorado Stormchaser” Photography & Videography
James D. sent in this photo of his platform robot built with parts from ServoCity.com. We especially like the orange precision disk wheels - great looking bot James!
Platform Robot from James D.
P. Matthews from Matthews Model Marine
P. Matthews sent in these photos of his scale R/C boat. On the right his images show how he used the sprocket and chain to animate the search light and also to drive the steering unit. Above he used our servo hub and attached a hub mount sprocket. To see more projects from P. Matthews, click the link below.
Arduino based DIY time-lapse dolly
Olli-Pekka from Finland sent in these photos of his time-lapse dolly made with parts such as the 1RPM gear motor shown directly above, and the shaft coupler shown above right. Be sure and check out his blog that details the project and shows some great time-lapse footage. Thanks Olli-Pekka!
Robert and his two daughters (11 and 9 yrs old) work on robotic projects as a family. They have designed and built over a dozen robots together - of course, using components from ServoCity! You can check out their projects - from rover robots to a vacuum tube clock - at the link below. Thanks for sharing Beattys, we look forward to seeing what you come up with next!
Mechatronic Tank from Beatty Robotics
Paul P. sent us some great photos from his Helicam (above right). Paul uses ServoCity’s Top Mount Servo Power Gearboxes (shown right) to drive his custom pan and tilt system. To see video of Paul’s Helicam in action, visit the link below. Thanks Paul!
Paul’s Helicam (Spain)
This larger than life parrot can be found entertaining customers at a Wildwood, NJ restaurant. Built using ServoCity’s Servo Power Gearboxes and controlled with a
6 channel radio control - it talks along with a DJ! This project was designed and built by Christopher Hillman Creative Services. To see more from Chris, click below.
Large Scale Animatronic Parrot by Chris H.
Rich sent us these great images of his OD Class sailboat The Frisco Kid. As you can see in the picture above, Rich uses our top mount servo power gearbox.
Rich’s Sailboat - “Frisco Kid”
“I want to thank ServoCity for building and selling the right equipment to get the job done, your gear box sail winch has amazing brut strength and your company has given me outstanding customer service to help me succeed in only my second year of sailboat racing.” - Rich S.
John from ecoCAD Design Group sent in these photos of their Dual Axis Sun Tracker that uses ServoCity’s new ServoBlocks and JS200 joystick controller. The tracker has two operating modes. In auto mode, the LEDs can make the servos track the sun, or even a flashlight. In joystick mode the solar panels follow the pan-tilt joystick commands of a moving light source. The solar panels power the circuit board and provide power for tracking.
Dual Axis Sun Tracker from ecoCAD Design Group
Jerome sent us his project link detailing the build of a replica Horus guard helmet from Stargate! Constructed with parts from ServoCity such as: gears, servos, extensions, adaptors, standoffs and other components. The picture doesn’t do this project justice - make sure to check out his video at the link below. Thanks Jerome!
Animatronic Stargate Helmet by Jerome K.
Constructed from ServoCity SPT200 pan and tilts and a SPG785A-5.0 tube gearbox, this slinky robot has its eyes on you! With face tracking capabilities and worm-like movement, it’s hard to take your eyes off this cool little robot. For more info and a video, visit the link below.
“ICU2” - Face tracking robot from Guilherme (Above)
This tweeting robot performs a twitter search for the term “Fade Away” and uses an ultra violet laser diode to write the tweets found on a phosphorescent surface. Each character has been programed into an Arduino micro-controller which controls the servos and the laser. Visit the link for more information on this project. Thanks Matt!
“Fade Away” - Tweeting Laser from Matt
Matt uses ServoBlocks to move the laser.
Antenna Tracker with PT785 Base
Luis from Bogota, Colombia sent in a great video of his Antenna Tracker System that utilizes our PT785 Pan & Tilt package. The dish shown is a 60cm diameter dish used by TVPrensa crew. To see video of this heavy duty antenna tracker in action, visit the link below. Thanks Luis!
Case modding project
Brian sent in these photos (left and right) of his recent case modding project using motors, gears, and chain from
ServoCity. You can check out more from Brian at the link below. Thanks!
“I have included some pictures of my robot arm I designed and built using your ServoBlocks and many other ServoCity products for our high school’s Science Olympiad team. As you can see from the medal in the photos, my partner and I won the robot arm contest in our regional competition! Your ServoBlocks allowed me to make it sturdy, versatile and save me countless hours. I highly recommend them!”
Thanks for sharing Eric - and congrats!
Prize Winning Robotic Arm from 14 y/o Eric
Ben was invited to participate in the White House Science Fair with his project MayaTM “Me And You Anywhere” Telepresence Robot (using ServoCity Servos). Ben had the opportunity to speak directly with the President about his project. Way to go Ben! To learn more about Ben and team MayaTM click below.
Ben with President Obama
Bob sent us this photo of his beautiful Yak 54 R/C plane getting ready for its maiden flight in Las Vegas. Bob uses Hitec servos from ServoCity. Thanks Bob!
Bob’s Yak 54 at the Las Vegas Dry Lake
“I wanted to submit a photo of my B-25 Bomber taken at the Warbirds Over Cumberland Event that ServoCity has helped sponsor over the last few years. It uses 9 HiTec HS-645MG Servos, two of which have been reversed by your technical department.”
Thanks for sharing Kevin, great looking plane!
Warbirds Over Cumberland
Kevin’s B-25 Bomber
Among many other things, Tim has been working with middle school kids for over a decade. He recently sent in this picture of “RBTX”, one of the robots that his robotics class built using servos from ServoCity. This robot is “set loose” in the cafeteria to dispense M&M’s and to squirt water at kids! Thanks for taking the time to share and for helping foster an appreciation for robotics in our youth! To read more about Tim’s projects check out his (very funny) blog at the link below...
“RBTX” - Beloved school robot from Tim W. (Left)
These are 1:10 and 1:20 winders with electronic turn counters for indoor (and small outdoor) rubber powered model planes. These planes use up to 2500 turns in one loop of rubber, and the best of them have stayed aloft for over an hour in one flight! The best winders, up to now, have all been geared with clockwork counters - which only count to 500 and then start over again. These sprocket and chain units (shown right) have almost zero friction and give better feedback to the flier. Art uses ServoCity sprockets and chain in his winders. He currently offers them pre-assembled or in kit form.
If you want to know more about these winders or wish to obtain one, please contact Art.
Winders from Art H. (right)
Thomas is uses ServoCity servos in his humanoid robot, Betty9. Betty9 can sing using a robotic voice called Vocaloid. She can respond verbally to questions, identify faces, follow colors, and detect motion. She consists of a PC and several microcontrollers - and soon she’ll have working roller skates! Thanks for sharing Thomas!
“Betty9” - Humanoid robot from Thomas
Kenta sent us these photos of his recent build, a Tonka body on a Traxxas Summit with scale FPV! He’s mounted a GoPro Camera using our rigid ServoBlocks as a pan/tilt mechanism for the FPV shots. You can check out more pictures and build details on his blog - thanks for sharing Kenta, great project!
Tonka Summit Project from Kenta H.
12’ Autonomous Trans-Atlantic Boat
Scout is a twelve foot long autonomous robotic boat designed to cross the Atlantic Ocean, relying only on pre-programmed commands and information that it can collect about its environment through sensors. It is built to deal with anything the ocean can throw at it, and its status will be reported live online. The team of young adults working on this project are pretty incredible! Check out the build page to see how Scout is being constructed. For more information visit:
The Scout Team is using a ServoCity Bottom Mount gearbox for the steering mechanism.
“I have attached a few pictures of a robot I built for my high school’s Science Olympiad Robot team this past school year. I really have to say thanks to your entire team because the site was very easy to navigate, even for a beginner like me, and it had a fair amount of useful information for me as I was trying to piece together everything in the r/c and robotic worlds, not to mention a very good shipping speed.”
Thanks for sharing Jon and congrats on your success at the regional competition (he received 5th place)!
“Charlie” - School Robot Project from Jon P.
Tom sent us this picture of his Halloween prop project - an attacking German Shepherd! He is using a ServoBlock to turn the dog’s head. This picture shows the ServoBlock at the lower part of the neck, propped by a couple of aluminum braces. Thanks for sharing Tom!
Animatronic “Attacking German Shepherd”
ServoCity PT-2100 Pan & Tilt at work!
Mario sent us these great pictures of the PT-2100 Pan & Tilt system on location at Lake Hartwell on the border of South Carolina and Georgia. The special being filmed is hosted by Jane Robelot for the NBC station in Greenville, SC. Mario uses a Panasonic HPX 500 and Sony 700 to capture his video shots.
To see the smooth and precise POV shots from this shoot click on the video link to the left.
For more information please contact:
CarolinaZoom Productions...an HD Video Company.
“I used various Servo City parts-servos, servo savers and turntables, etc, to make the PEZ elves "dance" in this homemade Christmas display.” - Sande
Here's a link to a performance from New Year's Eve http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e55rYe1acM
Animated Christmas Display from Sande W.
Rick S. mailed us these photos of his beautiful sailboat. Some specifications of his boat: 19” beam, 4’ tall mainsail, weight is 25 lbs. Rick uses a ServoCity 5:1 ratio top mount gearbox and some HS-7950TH servos.
Thanks for taking the time to share with us Rick!
50.5” Long Schooner using a ServoCity gearbox
"It's thanks to some of the products at ServoCity that I've been able to finish my newest creation: dancing, flashing, glowing, robot DJ."
- sent in by Darrin C.
This project features several of our servos and tube gearboxes.
So cool...thanks for sharing!
Robot Disc Jockey from Darrin C.
Mars Rover - from Beatty robotics team
“My young daughters (11 and 13) and I build robots and other electronics projects for fun. We love your products and buy many of our parts from you. A short time ago the New York Hall of Science contacted us and asked us to build a functional Mars Rover robot for their permanent Mars exhibit. You'll notice that we built much of the robot's chassis from many of your parts (tube clamps, tubing, 90-degree tube clamp, aluminum channel, six Precision Gear Motors, seven HS-7950TH servos, servo hub horns, hub spacers, motor mounts, swivel hubs, bearing mounts, servo plates, standoffs, cap screws, channel brackets, and so on). It really shows off the cool stuff you can do with your great products. Thank you.”
- R. Beatty
“We are currently testing and fine tuning the robot. We plan on traveling to New York and installing it in the museum for initial on-site tests in June or July. Thanks for the awesome products”
You can see the story, the robot, a video, and the build log here:http://beatty-robotics.com/tag/mars-rover
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