So we spent some of the session on Saturday playing around with the servos for Hummingbird, we started by taken one of them apart so we could solder a new wire in there and get some feedback on the current position:
We then spend the rest of the day wiring up the two servos, one for the x-axis and one for the y-axis, creating a circuit and attaching it to the Arduino so we could control them independently:
As you can see, the servos are currently being controlled by a 2D joystick; this is just a concept idea, eventually that control will be replaced by a gyroscopic and magnetic sensor which will tell the servos which direction the motor needs to point to stay on course.
See them in action below:
Now we just need to order those gyroscopic and magnetic sensors!