For the past couple of months I’ve been testing out new ideas for the website. I’ve been using my personal blog, fludwerks.com, as a test bed for these ideas, and I think they’ve been coming along nicely. I’m at a point where I can start taking those ideas from fludwerks.com and start merging them over to this website, volunteerlabs.us.
A problem that I have with hobby servos is that they typically don’t have 360 degree rotation and positional feedback. That was until the Parallax Feedback 360 was released. In the adafruit product video (3:41) they actually crack the little guy open so you can see its guts. Basically it’s a normal continuous servo that uses a AS5600 contactless hall effect sensor that gives positional feedback as a pulse train.