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What did you MAD GRAB?

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Yes.  Go to servocity. Get a servo....any servo if you don't have a project....but I would recommend the HS 425BB. 

Then plug it in...it needs no special plug or modification. Just plug it in.  The board shows which side is signal and which side is ground....If it is reversed it won't damage the board or servo since power is middle.  But once plugged in correct, you can use the HW utility to play with it.

I am using mine to make skulls talk.  Modifying a skull is the challenge here...but once modified and with the servo in I was able to find my limits.  Too much motion and the linkage fails or breaks.  Too little and it doesn't look like a talking skull.  I programed those limits using the HW utility and then I was set...full on in LOR SW is open mouth....off is closed.  Program the sequence....tada.....talking skull.

 

My use is not complicated.  Just a mouth opening and closing.  But I can see how easy it would be to make eyes or neck move.  Servocity sells all kinds of components to help...from mounting channels and hardware up to pan and tilt kits.  You can really start getting some pricey elements but overall I calculated buying the premade kits to be a worthy investment compared to me trying to put something together from scratch.  Linkages, channels and all the hardware is easily ordered right their from servocity.  It is sometimes buried in their page but keyword searches help.

One thing to keep in mind....when getting your servo look at extension cables. Save some shipping costs and get them now.  You will need them. 

 

Sax

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Stocked up for a couple years of expansion - got two ELL 2-packs and 16 CTB16PC controllers.

-Scott

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Just some SPT1 wire here!

 

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Amazing service by LOR, I got an email with shipping info today! :)

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I got shipping info today too and didn't even order anything.

 

Oh, wait..... It's an Amazon notice, Sorry. 😀

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3 hours ago, Santas Helper said:

I got shipping info today too and didn't even order anything.

 

Oh, wait..... It's an Amazon notice, Sorry. 😀

Funny, like it but out of likes again. About an hour I get more.

Don told me he grabbed a bagel and my order was going to ship out in August since I waited so long. I was trying to avoid but succumbed to the pressure, waterboarded!

JR

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Got my stuff today! WOW! :D:)

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On 4/8/2017 at 10:52 AM, jonnyci said:

Hey Sax
I got the Servo Dog 2 years ago during the spring sale.  Feel intimidated every time I try to get going with it.  Anything you can recommend to get it going?

 

Use the newest S4 and the ServoDog utility.  I rewrote it last year and it is much easier to understand.

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On 4/14/2017 at 5:26 PM, rcktpwrd said:

Got my stuff today! WOW! :D:)

Remember, we had A LOT of orders.  I believe we are still in only the first few seconds of the sale going live for shipments, and some orders take a lot longer to pack than others.  

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21 minutes ago, DevMike said:

Remember, we had A LOT of orders.  I believe we are still in only the first few seconds of the sale going live for shipments, and some orders take a lot longer to pack than others.  

Thanks for the status report. I was wondering, as I was in the first 5 minute (I type slow)

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Recieved my stuff today and once again a new box design change. Not too crazy about the keys to open the box, will probably take them off and replace with screw. I figure someone will take the enire box if they want it, not open it.

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5 minutes ago, Mr. P said:

Recieved my stuff today and once again a new box design change. Not too crazy about the keys to open the box, will probably take them off and replace with screw. I figure someone will take the enire box if they want it, not open it.

The Lock is probably to keep little fingers from (where they should not be) getting a shock.

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Just now, TheDucks said:

The Lock is probably to keep little fingers from (where they should not be) getting a shock.

I understand that but how many little fingers walk around with a wrench? Personally I prefer without the locks as I already have enough keys in my life without needing one for my lightshow.

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My items are estimated to arrive on the 20th. Pretty darn good if you ask me. I have to say, possibly the most satisfying thing about ordering from LOR is the absolute confidence that if there is something wrong with an item I know it will be corrected/fixed. That makes ordering large volumes of pixels a much less stressful experience.

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Received my things today.  4 more CTB16PC (up to 19 now), 2 more ELL, and white SPT wire. I like the new controllers from the aspect that you can install them without opening them (mounting ears outside of the enclosure), I also purchased dangles so the plan is not to have to open the controllers outside/very often. Time to go open the Christmas boxes. :-) 

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12 hours ago, DevMike said:

Use the newest S4 and the ServoDog utility.  I rewrote it last year and it is much easier to understand.

Thanks for the update Mike

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On 4/17/2017 at 11:02 AM, DevMike said:

Remember, we had A LOT of orders.  I believe we are still in only the first few seconds of the sale going live for shipments, and some orders take a lot longer to pack than others.  

That's why I am amazed that I got my stuff so quickly! :)  And I guess I really got in early on the sale too!

Thanks for all your hard work and everyone else at LOR too! :)B)

 

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Any progress report on beating down the sipping backlog?

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I'm getting mine delivered today (and I ordered within the first 5 min or so of the sale).  Two CMB16's, two CMB24's and 1000' of cable. Woo hoo!

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Mine are also posta deliver today.....  2 more CTB16PC units.

Ordered early.  Confirmation receipt says 9:11PM, if that helps.

I assume they are going in order...?

Gordon

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Posted (edited)

Just got my notice that my GRAB has shipped.  Only 8 more working days before I get to play :P

Edited by TheDucks

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My order shipped today.  5 CTB16PC kits.(9 total). 2000ft spt-1. 80 vampire plugs. Working on yr #2.

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It appears that we are chugging right along with shipping sale orders.  I took a quick look at the store and guestimate that about 2/3rds of the orders have been shipped.  Don't read too much into that, since I didn't look at the size of the orders.  The first 2/3rds of the list may have been 1 item orders, and the next 1/3 are 100 item orders.

2 interesting (but otherwise worthless) facts about the sale:

  • It took 30 seconds to get the first order after posting the sale.  In 30 seconds that person put 2 different items in his cart, and got through the entire checkout process.  
  • That person was Kevin W. from IL.  I don't know if he is or is not a member here on the forums.

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On 4/26/2017 at 2:42 PM, DevMike said:

 

2 interesting (but otherwise worthless) facts about the sale:

  • It took 30 seconds to get the first order after posting the sale.  In 30 seconds that person put 2 different items in his cart, and got through the entire checkout process.  
  • That person was Kevin W. from IL.  I don't know if he is or is not a member here on the forums.

B)

 

And I thought I did pretty good by getting my order done in about 2 minutes! B)

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It took me about 5min, much was me fumbling at checkout  :(

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