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Controlling automaton eyeballs using Arduino based servo

Have successfully attached a mini servo to the eyeballs of my prototype automaton and it more or less works. Despite being piddly little motors running off USB 5V, they deliver surprising amounts of torque - enough to power left and right motion. The only unexpected side effect was that the servo weight affects the position due to the undamped eyeball sockets

A satisfying weekends work though :)

 

For more on this, arduino stuff and other daft things see the "Making weird stuff" blog

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Taken on September 4, 2011