By Chris Bruner
I’ve written to the company explaining a bit about Kwartzlab and what we do.
They’ve written back and sound enthusiastic, and are asking about quantities.
I’ve replied to them that the project I would be interested in pursuing is a drop in replacement for the SG-5010, (a generic brand servo).
Specs available here
I gave him my thoughts on this project, which at this point are very blue sky, but I’m hoping he can quickly say that the project is feasible or not.
My thought is to stack multiple double sided stators to make a gearless servo, as well as have an encoder to determine the position. Your product is well suited for this, in that 1. It is gearless, 2. is forgiving to external forces, 3. additional electronics can easily be incorporated on the same board. 4. I has a low footprint, allowing it to be stackable, 5.once it has reached it’s position it can be turned off (assuming friction will hold it in place), thereby making it a much lower power unit then a typical hobby servo.
My hope is that this could become an useful product that kwartzlab could produce, either as a kit form or as a completed package. These would be of great interest to maker groups like ours, as well as hobbiests looking for a lowpower accurate quiet servo.(In other words everyone who has bought a hobby servo and wanted something better).
I’ve asked the company producing these PCBMotors if they think the project is feasible or not. I don’t want to spend time on something that is clearly unworkable. I suspect it is feasible but not cost effective, until large enough quantities are obtained.