ServoDog Options in Laymans Terms
Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:07 PM
The Servo part is self explanitory but from looking at the manual, I am thinking that I am also able to control variable power for maybe low level lighting??
I am not using the triggers just yet and I understand the I/O triggers as much as I want to right now so no explanation is needed on that.
I had an idea of maybe running single LED's off of some of the channels if that is possable. I was thinking if I could operate two LED's that could be sent a variable voltage to use as Skull Eye's for example. Another idea was to operate 3 LED's that I am integrating into a candelabra. Am I grasping at the wrong idea with this ServoDog or am I on the right track?
If I can, what type of LED's (volt amp) am I able to use? (too lazy to check voltage)
Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:13 PM
I have not experimented with the other triggers yet - trying to get some sequences done.
Would also like to hear from someone using the triggers on the servodog.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:41 PM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:52 PM
I am watching to see how the 3 axis skull came out.. I used mine to make "dancing skulls" they go back & fourth to the music .. but hoping to do a 3 axis with it later on
I just purchased some small plastic skulls from WalMart a week ago for .97 cents a piece. i noticed they all have a hole in the bottom. I saw that and thought of maybe setting up a rocker of sorts with these skulls on them. Have every other skull go up while the others go down and visa versa. A stick could go into the bottom of the skulls and the other end into a board or pipe. One board/pipe behind the other. Anyway, something like that. They would look like they are dancing up and down to the music. Either that or they would look like a Wack-A-Mole. LOL
Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:54 PM
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:20 PM
How does that sound?
USAGE EXAMPLE: 2 LED's attached to G and M1 to be used as eye's for a skull. Not to exceed 2 AMP's. I could then use M2 to power maybe a 3 LED candelabra?
The LED's would have to be Parallel correct?
Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:50 AM
So I understand..... MOSFET terminal is CH4 and the other is CH5. I put positive LED wire in M1 (CH4) and the negative LED wire in G or ground terminal.
No, the + side of your power supply connects to the positive on your LEDs. The negative side of the LEDs goes to one of the MOSFET terminals. The - side of your power supply goes to the ground on the ServoDog.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:57 AM
Ok, cant wait to get back home this weekend and try this out. FUN!!
Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:43 PM
I have to admit I was a retard when wiring it up to the ServoDog and I was about to ask a stupid question but I read this thread again and fixed my mistake.
Anyway, for now, I decided to use both the M1 and M2 terminals since I do not have a whole lot to control at the moment. I can always change that in the future, which I probably will with the addition of the candles.
I think I will let the candleabra slide this year and just go with the premade battery candles. Not liking that idea so much but I already have a lot to do.
In short, running LED.s off the ServoDog works and all you have to do is follow the instructions above.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:23 PM