View Full Version : Hack your Servo V1.00: Make a linear actuator using a hobby servo

01-15-2010, 08:20 AM
Hi guys,

I've just posted assembly instructions on the DIY section:


Have a look!

Let me know what you think :D

01-15-2010, 09:46 AM
First off...Sweet idea on hacking the servo!

Second off...Your rover in your youtube video is SUPER SWEET!!!!! Wow...that thing is awesome!


01-15-2010, 11:29 AM
Some small delicate work there. I've looked at using threaded rods for making larger linear actuators, with the idea of being able to connect a continous rotation servo (or cordless drill/screwdriver motor) to the end of it. Rollerskate wheel bearings to be used as support/thrust bearings.

01-15-2010, 12:13 PM
Very cool idea for a linear actuator. Btw, love that rover of yours.

01-15-2010, 01:43 PM
Thank you guys! i am trying bit-by-bit to release a scaled styrene model of the rover with DIY instructions

the actuator could be improved speedwise by using a larger pitch thread - but you may need a small lathe there :) doubling the pitch would halve the lifting capacity.Nonetheless I thought the M4 would demonstrate the concept in a neat way.