Assembling pantilt Mechanism

Version 5 (Rich LeGrand, 02/19/2014 09:55 pm)

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h1. Assembling pan/tilt Mechanism
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The pan/tilt mechanism when combined with Pixy, makes a fun demo — a good “hello world” for Pixy (no Arduino required). The Pixy pan/tilt mechanism comes in a kit and requires some assembly.
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You will need (in addition to a Pixy and a pan/tilt kit):
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A small phillips screwdriver
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pliers
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small wire cutters
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1. Find one of the long servo horns inside one of the servo baggies, and clip it on the 3rd hole from the end.
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2. Put the servo horn on the servo and check both ends of travel.  You can do this by moving the horn all the way to the right:
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and then all the way to the left:
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and adjusting the mounting angle of the horn such that the center of travel has the servo horn pointing downwards.  
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3. Find one of the servo horn fasteners in the one of the servo baggies:
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and screw the servo horn tightly. (Here the servo is shown with the servo horn pointing downwards, which should be roughly the center of travel.)  
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1. Remove the paper backing on the body piece (the smaller of the two acrylic parts).
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