How to assemble the servo package for the GoPiGo Raspberry Pi Robot.
Click on any of the images below for a more detailed view of the process. You can find the Servo Package here.
1. Unpackage the Servo Package
Open up the contents of the servo and separate them out. You should have two bags of screws, a bag of acrylic parts, and a servo package.
2. Assemble the Servo Package
First, place the servo into the faceplate. Three pictures are shown below of the servo placed into the faceplate. The ledge of the servo, opposite the servo shaft (the white piece of plastic coming out of the servo), should be placed through the slot on the bottom of the acrylic faceplate.
Place the long screw supplied with the servo package through the two holes at the end of the “T”s.
Slide the white servo lip onto the servo shaft.
Connect the servo lip to the servo with a small woodscrew.
3. Attach the Servo to the GoPiGo Chassis
The GoPiGo has two places where the servo can be attached. One slot on top canopy, and one slot on the bottom chassis.
Open up the holes in the servo lip by screwing in one of the included large woodscrews. Pick two holes on the lip, screw the woodscrew in, and unscrew it.
Invert the GoPiGo. Screw the servo into the slot running down the GoPiGo.
Add a second screw for more stability.
Turn it right-side up.
4. Connect the Servo to the GoPiGo Board
Finally, electrically connect the servo to the GoPiGo.
These instructions are for the GoPiGo1. The servo cable orientation is reversed on the GoPiGo2. The brown wire is ground, and this should be connected to the GoPiGo board so that it’s facing the small robot painted on the board. In the picture below, the brown wire and the robot are pointed to by two red arrows.
These instructions are for the GoPiGo2. The servo cable orientation is reversed from the GoPiGo1. The servo cable connects on the bottom of the GoPiGo2. The brown wire is ground, and this should be connected to the GoPiGo board so that it’s facing away from the small robot painted on the board.