In the process of converting a micro servo to continuous rotation, it is necessary to open the housing and pry the gears off the servo base one at a time. However, my fingers are just too big and clumsy to efficiently pry apart the gears on a micro servo. Even the standard pry tool doesn’t work that great. So I came up with the following idea.
To recap visually, here’s what needs to be pulled apart:
Here are the two pieces of the micro servo gear pry tool:
Each piece consists of two bare metal wires forming a ‘V’ held in place by pegs on a base:
One piece is turned upside down and placed on top of the other, and then the micro servo is inserted horizontally into the micro servo gear pry tool (MSGPT?):
And here’s the servo gear being pulled off the potentiometer shaft by the MSGPT:
This should cut a few minutes of fumbling down to a few seconds of smoothness. My goal is to be able to convert a servo in under two minutes, which is considerably better than I’m able to do right now.
(What do you think, does the upper piece need a handle?)