Servo Magazine (November 2010)

HoverBot: You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, Loose Wheel!

By L. Paul Verhage    View Digital Edition  

This time, we wrap up our HoverBot project with an explanation of the drive electronics.


Read This Article!
If you’re a subscriber and your subscription includes this issue of SERVO, you can read this article in our digital edition by clicking the blue icon in the upper right corner. Use the email address associated with your subscriber services account to login.

If you're a member of our Preferred Subscriber Network, not only will the magic blue icon let you read this article, but EVERY article in EVERY issue is yours to enjoy! Over a decades worth of content is stored in our digital archive!

If you’re not a subscriber, you can still view a few sample pages of our digital edition or subscribe here for full digital access and/or print delivery. Also, as you browse around our site, you will find selected articles have been posted in their entirety for you to enjoy.


******The diode is backwards in both the schematic and the diagram.  The diode is reversed biased so that when the magnetic field in the relay collapses, the back emf current it creates shorts through the diode and does not flow back into the microcontroller operating the relay.******

Article Comments