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Servo Switch Plate Mount

by carjo3000, published

Servo Switch Plate Mount by carjo3000 Dec 16, 2015

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This is a simple servo mount that you can attach to a standard switch plate. Connect the servo to a microcontroller for a quick home automation project.

///////What You Need:
-Micro sized servo (I used cheap SG90 9G micro servos from ebay)
-Mounting hardware for servo and arm (typically comes with the servo when you buy it)
-arduino

//////EXAMPLE ARDUINO CODE:
-You will need to have the Servo.h library installed
-Connect servo to Pin 9, GND, and 5V
-Turns the switch ON right after you connect to power
-Turns the switch OFF after 5s, ON after 10s, OFF after 15s, ON after 20s, then loops.
-You can change or add time intervals as needed

////////POSITIONING*
-Servo neutral position is 60 degrees
-Switch ON position is at 100 degrees, and OFF position is at 20 degrees
-May need to change these numbers depending on you servo.

*When programming the servo, the arm should move about +-40 degrees from the neutral position to turn the switch ON and OFF. Experiment with these numbers for best results.

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Hey,

Thanks a lot for sharing this! I had to design a new faceplate because switches are a different layout in Ireland (and my switch was incredibly stiff!) but it did give me a lot of inspiration. I was able to use the servo arm though and it fit perfectly!

Thanks again

Thats awesome! I'm glad you were able to make it work for you. I guess I should have mentioned that this was for a US light switch... If you get the chance I would love to see some pictures of it.

Hey, I added it it as a remix there. I'm using it with my wemos d1 mini to create a Telegram bot to control my Immersion (water heater) My switch was really stiff so I needed to get some law of the lever going so I used an extender and changed the direction of the servo.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1666986

Servo Switch for Immersion Bot

This looks really great! I'm glad you were able to use my servo arm design. I really like the idea of using wifi to control the switch, I might try out your code later

This looks awesome, I was just thinking about designing something for this exact function. Do you use it at home?

Thanks! I designed this because I wanted a timer for my porch light when I went on vacation. I just used two time intervals on the arduino code and increased it to several hours instead of seconds. It worked out great. Eventually I want to connect it to a raspberry pi and control my lights remotely

Thanks! Glad you like it.

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