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By Nooblazor
#199036
Hi guys,

I'm thinking of motorizing my height adjustable desk and was looking for some advice on how best to approach this.
I've done a bit of research and was considering just slapping a servo on top of my desk (I already have a teensy++). The desk currently uses a simple socket head with a hand crank to move it up and down so I was thinking of connecting the servo to that mechanism (see picture of mechanism below):
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I'm just a beginner so be gentle with me :P

Thanks!
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By DanV
#199063
What servo are you talking about?
Certainly a hobby (or RC style) servo will not be strong enough.

How much effort does it require on the hand crank and what is its length.
You can figure out the torque requirements from there.
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