Motors sound like they are breaking when moved 180 degrees


#1

I got the pivotpi and the servos can’t go higher than 165 degrees for the small ones and 170 for t large servos. When I tell them to go 180 degrees, I hear the gears grinding and snapping and quickly unplug the battery! I have physical ly with my hand turned the aurvos, and try turn a little bit over 180 degrees, so what’s going on?

I connecting the pivotpi directly to the RPi, not to the grovepi.

Any help would be appreciated, if not that’s OK.


#2

Not my area of expertise by far, but my experience has been that some motors don’t quite reach 180. It’s in the built of the motor. I have a few that stop at 170. Maybe someone else has better input?


#3

Thanks, just glad to know I’m not doing something wrong. It is odd that they physically turn 180+ degrees, if done by hand. But whatever 165 degrees is fine! Thanks! :slight_smile: