Who let the smoke out, who, who, who, who???

Did I do that?


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GroG's picture

So sorry for your loss

So sorry for your loss wkinne,

hopefully he didn't suffer too much.  Well, you know the secret now - little blue smoke lives inside the magic green boards.. and sometimes - it escapes and its very hard to get the smoke back into the boards.

Seriously, I realize it might be helpful to make a "Safe Robotics" post... sorry I didn't realize this before your servo met its tragic end.. but feel assured, I have had the same experience many times myself.

I'll add it to my TODO list....

Hopefuly this won't slow you down on your amazing progresss...

P.S. - start with small steps ...
small steps for InMoov would be just start with an Arduino service and a single Servo service - connect them up to the "real" servo your interested in.   See where the range exists as you move the MRL Servo from 0 to 180 - you will then be able to correlate the position of the real servo and how it was mounted.

wkinne's picture

Hopefuly this won't slow you

Hopefuly this won't slow you down on your amazing progresss...



You could not be so lucky ;-P

kmcgerald's picture

That stinks!

I saw you say that you have a spare 805bb. It would help a lot if you documented your process for taking it apart.  You suggested unsoldering the motor rather than trying to pull it out.  I'm sure that would be helpful to see.  A video would be good but even a series of still photos at key stages would be good too.

wkinne's picture

I did video the process but

I did video the process but have been unable to get the 30 minute video off my iPad. I even bought a $2.99 app that was voted best but it has failed at least ten times, but I will keep trying


kmcgerald's picture

What actually smoked?

Can you tell what burned out on the board and is it something that can be repaired even if it's not a pretty fix?