Recommended Servos

You're in luck, you can use just about any kind of servo!

Note that many of the photos below don't show the additional motor horns, but every servo comes with plastic clip-on parts!

Servo Extensions

People often ask us what they can do if the wire to their Servo is to short for their project. Not a problem! These cables act as extension cords - now you've got plenty of room.

Servo Extension Cable - 30cm / 12" long -

PRODUCT ID: 972
Stretch out your servo connections with this flexible servo extension cord. It has a 3 pin shrouded "male" connection to plug your servo into and then, 30cm later, a 3 pin...
$1.95
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Servo Extension Cable - 50cm / 19.5" long

PRODUCT ID: 973
Stretch out your servo connections with this flexible servo extension cord. It has a 3 pin shrouded "male" connection to plug your servo into and then, 50cm later, a 3 pin...
$2.50
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Popular plastic-gear servos

The most popular/common servos have plastic gears, they're plenty strong and not too expensive!

These can go back and forth, rotating about 180 degrees

They come in 'standard' size:

Standard servo - TowerPro SG-5010

PRODUCT ID: 155
This high-torque standard servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction). You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos. Good for beginners...
$12.00
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And 'micro' size, not as strong but much more compact

Micro servo

PRODUCT ID: 169
Tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction), and works just like the standard kinds you're used to but smaller. You can use any servo code,...
$5.95
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Continuous Rotation Servos

These servos look a lot like the above but they rotate all the way around. Unlike standard servos you can't control the location of the horn, just the speed and direction it which it turns. Good as an alternative to DC motors for wheeled bots. For that reason, they tend to get purchased with matching wheels!

Continuous Rotation Servo

PRODUCT ID: 154
This servo rotates fully forward or backwards instead of moving to a position. You can use any servo code, hardware or library to control these servos. Good for making simple moving...
$11.95
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Continuous Rotation Servo Wheel

PRODUCT ID: 167
Plastic wheel with a cutout specially designed to allow attachment to our larger continuous rotation servo. Makes it easy to get your...
$2.95
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Continuous Rotation Micro Servo

PRODUCT ID: 2442
Need to make a tiny robot? This little micro servo rotates 360 degrees fully forward or backwards, instead of moving to a single position. You can use any servo code, hardware...
$7.50
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Wheel for Micro Continuous Rotation FS90R Servo

PRODUCT ID: 2744
We're keepin' it wheel with this one!Need a great drive solution for your little robotic friends? This black plastic Micro Continuos...
$2.50
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High Torque Servos

If you need more power, metal-gear servos can give you better torque, but at additional cost (since the gears have to be machined)

These are not continuous rotation

Standard Size - High Torque - Metal Gear Servo

PRODUCT ID: 1142
This high-torque standard servo now comes in a metal-gear flavor, for extra-high torque (10 kg*cm!) and reliability! It can rotate at least 120 degrees (60 in each direction) with a...
$19.95
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Micro Servo - High Powered, High Torque Metal Gear

PRODUCT ID: 2307
Add even more power to your robot with this metal-geared servo. The tiny little servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (~90 in each direction), and works just like the...
$11.95
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Micro Servo - MG90D High Torque Metal Gear

PRODUCT ID: 1143
Add more power to your robot with this metal-geared MG90D servo. The tiny little servo can rotate approximately 90 degrees (45 in each direction), and works just like the standard...
$9.95
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This guide was first published on Dec 14, 2018. It was last updated on Dec 14, 2018. This page (Recommended Servos) was last updated on Aug 17, 2019.