this forum kicks @SS. Thank you all!!
I have a variety of servos, some 'off brand' but others that are not (they came with the GYS kit). Same problem no matter what type of servo. I got some help from the Parallax Propeller forum (along with a couple of very clear, clean schematics to show me what to do), unfortunatly it requires soldering a capacitor and resistor (or resistors) to each and every servo motor's signal wire. The capacitor needs to be near the motor, between it and the servo connector, and as everyone knows it is already a tight fit in the skulls---plus I know the first thing I'll do is get pos and neg crossed up somewhere and end up blowing a 1000 capacitor inside a skull.Gumba, Are the servos an "off" brand servo? Apparently I bought my boards before they were discontinued.I'm wondering if Johnny Mac ,from EFX-TEK could help? JUst a thought. He was a tremendous help for a question I had. Just a thought........
Check EBay for that keyspan, I found mine there for less than $20 shipped.... & most stay with 20 - 25' cat cable without signal loss / problems ( i'm at 25' )if you do the USB to serial conversion, make sure you get the right cable, the instructions at grave yard skulls recommends Keyspan USA19HS USB to Serial Adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Keyspan-Speed-Serial-Adapter-USA-19HS/dp/B0000VYJRY)
by the way guys, I just got my skulls programmed after building them 2 years ago, man its hard to get to the fun part of haunting some times
now I’m converting to cat5, man its tough to muster the faith to cut those servo lines now that frank is talking so sweet. but I totally appreciate your insight, tomorrow, frank gets a hair cut! is there a limit on how far you run the cat5 cable? inquiry mind wants to know (hey is this hijacking, should I start another post?)