I am new to the forum, RC Servos, micro-controllers and their programming; I am not new to electronics or motion control. Most of my experience is with stepper motors and CNC testing platforms. I have some questions regarding a project that I have going and would appreciate some help and a little patience.
I have a small camera (4.75 oz) that I need to pan from 0 degrees to about 270 degrees in a constant mode, I could do it with a stepper, however, it seems that a servo would be lighter, smaller and probably less costly. My questions are as follows:
- Other than the servo what components would I need to have the servo move my camera in a standalone mode for about eight hours at a time?
- Would a heavy duty RC servo work for eight hours?
- Would a Micro Maestro do the trick for a standalone operation and could I use a photo transistor to activate and de-activate the motion?
- What programming device and or drivers would I have to use?
I would appreciate any and all information and help that I can get, and will be happy to contribute on stepper motor questions in return.
Thank you all,