This project adds pan and tilt features to a webcam. It has IR control and uses a common television remote to instruct a servo motor. The device is based on Picaxe 08M microcontroller. Check details and schematic on the link below.
Cammy v.1.0 Living Room Webcam Tracking – [Link]
This project is an analog PWM servo control. It details the design of an op-amp based, analog oscillator that can produce hobby servo control signals based on any analog input (be it a potentiometer, DAQ card, or something else). Check details on the link below.
Pure Analog Servo Control - [Link]
This project shows how to build a simple RC servo tester that features digital accuracy. It is easy to build and allows you to test and setup the servos.
R/C Servo Tester - [Link]
CHEX is a perfect device for testing CCPM servo setup. This device allows you to connect 1-3 servos simultaneously. It can be used as a servo signal generator for testing electronic speed controller (ESC) without using a transmitter and receiver. Also, this device can be used to check other RC devices as shown in the features below.
E-CHEX : Multi-purpose RC devices checker - [Link]
This project is a servo tester based on PIC16F690 and with code written in C. The timing loop is a crude one relying on a simple tight loop, so the pulses are not massively accurate.The board has four modes of operation, selected using TACT switches with the status indicated on LEDS built into the switches .
Servo Tester Module - [Link]
This is a camera switch that uses a servo to activate the shutter. This page include links to the complete circuit diagram, the .HEX file required to program the 12F675, and complete construction details. The switch consists of a PIC and a small number of standard components. The Servo Camera Switch connects inline between the receiver and the servo and manages the operation of the servo.
Servo Camera Switch - [Link]
This project over oomlout.co.uk shows how to build a robot able to cut resistors… If you are in need to cut a lot of resistors this will be handy. It uses an Arduino, a stepper motor, two RC servos, two exacto blades and a bundle of laser sliced 3mm MDF. It is able to produce resistors strips of any length. [via]
Resistor cutting robot – [Link]
This is a simple servo tester which will comprehensively test the capabilities of almost any modern servo. It has two pushbuttons, CENTRE and SWEEP and a potentiometer which works as follows:
Simple Servo Tester - [Link]
This is a nice example of scavenging parts from an inkjet printer to make cool stuff. It uses an Arduino and a Motor Shield to control the DC motor. The web site has a lot more information and the source code to get you started. [via]
Using a DC motor as a servo with PID control – [Link]