February 26, 2013
Just graduated from college and started a new job. I finally have time to pursue projects I've always wanted to do.
ANYWHO. I bought a cheap aluminum hexapod frame from the internet that recommended I use Tower Pro MG995 servos. Unfortunately I just found out through online reviews that these servos and their improved models are not so hot, to put it extremely lightly.
I noticed however that a Futuba S3003 I had lying around seems to have a casing with mounting holes that fit flush with the holes in the frame as well.
Are servos in that general size range constructed to have similar mounting setups? Is there a name for the system or class they lie in? Ideally I'd just find better servos to bolt to the frame I already bought.
Bonus points if you can recommend some servos! I'd like to run the hexapod off an Arduino Mega with a driver shield attached.