Nervo Board + Components

Rated 4.81 out of 5 based on 48 customer ratings
(48 customer reviews)


The Nervo board to connect all your servos and more to the Arduino Uno or Mega.

This servo board and breakout mini boards are designed to be used with InMoov, but you can use them for any kind of robotic projects that involve servos and sensors.

If you want to control only the hand, the head or the whole robot, this is what you need!

  • Robotics
  • Animatronics
  • Mechatronics Art

Up to 19 servos if used with a Arduino Mega. 10 sensors connections. 1 PIR sensor connection. 1 NeoPixelRing connection. Connection for i2C ready. Can be chained through RX/TX.

Note: Unsoldered set.

When the parts are on backorder, it can take up to 30 days before shipping is done.

SKU: nervoboard Categories: , ,


The Nervo board was developed by Marten de Groot and Leon van der Horst.

What is it?

It is an Arduino-compatible shield for Uno or Mega that allows you to connect all the servos of one side of InMoov robot. If you are building the complete robot, you actually will need two of these sets.
This board can also be used if you are only building the hand, or just the head. Each breakout board is dedicated with a part name.
Note: These boards are cut with my CNC for now, because we haven’t found a low cost solution for small series.

The set contains:

1x Set of 1 shield board, 11 mini breakout boards.
14x 2.54mm 2×7 Pin 14 Pin Straight Male Shrouded PCB Box header IDC Socket
14x 2.54mm Pitch 2×7 Pin 14 Pin IDC FC Female Header Socket Connector FC-14
3x 2.54mm 40 Pin Male Single Row Pin Header Strip
1x 2.54mm 3×40 Pin 120 Pin Right Angle Male Pin Header Strip
1x (up to 3, depending of your power sources and servos)RC XT60 Lipo Battery Connectors
1x Momentary Tactile Tact Red Push Button Switch 5 Pin SMD SMT 6x6x3.7mm (for resetting the Arduino)

Compatible with:

-Arduino Uno, Mega, Duelaminove…Check for similar size board specifications.

BOM for extra components (not included):

1x 3D printable SpacerConnectV1
1x 3D printable ShoulderConnectV1
3x 3D printable ConnectorV1
1x 3 meters Standard Ribbon Cable 14 Conductor 28 AWG Flat Cables
4x Led 5v (Optional, for lighting the InMoov Logo)
4x Resistor 470 ohm, yellow,violet,red, gold (Optional, for lighting the InMoov Logo)


Additional information

Weight 140 g
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 1 cm

48 reviews for Nervo Board + Components

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacques (verified owner)

    I ordered a first set to start. I’m very satisfied with the quality of the content quickly delivered the next day. I still have some work to finish printing before to start assembling of the head and integration of the different components.

    • Gael Langevin

      Very glad you are satisfied!

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    ilkirius (verified owner)

    Is this kit contains LEDs and resistors ?

    • Gael Langevin

      No it doesn’t, as described on the product page. The leds and resistors are not very necessary. The Nervo board can fonction without anyway.

      Not included:

      -1x 3D printable SpacerConnectV1
      -1x 3D printable ShoulderConnectV1
      -3x 3D printable ConnectorV1
      -1x 3 meters 14 Conductor Ribbon Cable
      -4x Led 5v (Optional, for lighting the InMoov Logo)
      -4x Resistor 470 ohm, yellow,violet,red, gold (Optional, for lighting the InMoov Logo)

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott Hodges (verified owner)

    I’m building a complete InMoov and using MyRobotLab, so the logical choice is to use the Nervo rather than develop a less effective, probably more expensive solution from scratch. If you want to do your own thing, that’s fine, but it helps a whole lot to understand how something was designed and is supposed to work before you blaze your own trail. The Nervo board is part of the design and it will truly simplify the wiring and operation of your bot. One Nervo board will handle the head, neck eyes and stomach plus one arm and hand including sensors. It looks like two Nervo boards will handle both arms and all current systems, probably including variants like the 3-axis head.
    Assembling the boards was a little monotonous, but not at all difficult. It took me maybe 1.5 hours. The hardest thing was probably splitting the right-angle break-away headers. Fortunately, there are a few extras. Read through the instructions on the web site, lay out the boards and dry-fit the parts and then read the instructions again.
    Go ahead and buy some (3mm) LEDs and resistors because they look pretty cool and tell you the power is on. If you have not done a lot of circuit board soldering, there are plenty of good guides out there on YouTube and elsewhere. If you don’t already have a soldering station and are someplace that uses 110V, just order a Stahl STSSVT for about $21. I use .015″ (.38 mm) silver solder (62/36/2 from Radio Shack). .025″ is common but thinner is better. And get some desoldering wick just to be safe.
    I’m about to order my second Nervo board and am really looking forward to getting everything Mooving!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    pedro (verified owner)

    i just ordered this item, but just noticed it is on backorder! Doesn it means it will be sent when available? Can you please confirm everything is ok? i have a transference for Anneke Langevin of 59.11euros

    Thanks in advance! Great work

    • Gael Langevin

      Hello Pedro,
      The boards are shipped within 7 to 10 days when all components are available. You should receive it within a few days.
      Best regards,
      Gael Langevin

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hey! I noticed this item is back ordered, I was wondering how long it would take to ship this item? I need it urgently to complete my project. I live in the United States, I am well aware it is holiday season so how long would it take to receive this item. Thanks!

    • Gael Langevin

      When the product is in back order, it can take up to a month before shipping when I wait for components. With the holidays I wasn’t able to have time to do any shipping, but I am trying to ship every once a week anyway. For info all components are in stock, so I’m currently able to keep shipping.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    InMoov (verified owner)

    Hello, Gael Langevin!
    In September last year, I purchased the Nervo Board + Components on your website( ), how to have not yet received? Express a single number is: LG003587979FR. I began to think that stay in the customs, today I played a postal express telephone consultation that express or stay in France, I would like to ask what is the reason? Thank you!

    • Gael Langevin

      Hello Xi Peng,
      In September? It’s five months ago! What is your order number?
      But why didn’t you message me before? Now it’s too late to enquire anything from the post as the tracking is not valid anymore.
      Normally packages take between two weeks to 35 days to arrive.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    InMoov (verified owner)

    Hi, Gael Langevin!my order number:LG003587979FR。Can’t you find it? This is my first international express, others told me that the general international express takes two to three months, there may be stopped at the customs.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    InMoov (verified owner)

    Hi, Gael Langevin!my Transaction number PayPal :2MA83289MU4562445,Trading time 2016 -09-11 22:43:54 PDT,Total $59.75

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    InMoov (verified owner)

    Order #4931

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Gael,
    I would like to ask you how long it would take to get a package of Nervo Board + Components to Chile? Is it possible to speed up that time? Although this implies a greater cost.
    I congratulate you for the great project you have given us.

    • Gael Langevin

      It would take about 6 to 8 days according to the post. I use a tracking shipping which lets you follow your package.
      What is impossible for me to evaluate is the time the customs of your country will hold the package.
      We do shipping on friday and monday depending on my free time.


  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ubiquity Solutions (verified owner)

    Hello Gael,
    I bought two nervo boards on January 4 and received an email with the details of the purchase. I would like to know if there is a tracking number for my package (Order # 10105). Or is it still not sent and should I wait for a tracking number to arrive via email?

    • Gael Langevin

      No your Nervo Boards haven’t been shipped yet.
      I am sorry about that, but I had a crazy time with work and there is too many orders to process for one man.
      Rest assured that you will receive a tracking number within the next days as soon as my work slows down a little.
      Thanks for your understanding!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5



    Do you have an emailaddress? I want to order your nervoboard+components but I have to pay by Paypal, which I don´t have. It is for a schoolproject. Can I pay via I-deal or another method?

    • Gael Langevin

      I can send you an IBAN, this way you could make a transfert.
      Sending you PM, now.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roy (verified owner)

    Hello, I made order (#10120) on Jan 11, 2018 for 2xNervo+components. Received Tracking #LG009405705FR. Last tracking update was Jan 19, 2018. Nothing has happened for two weeks. Is this normal or should I be concerned that something went wrong? Thank You, Roy

    • Gael Langevin

      I have contacted the French post regarding your package tracking LG009405705FR
      It seems that it is being held up by the customs. It’s taking longer than normal average time though.
      Let’s keep in contact and be a bit patient.

      Best regards,

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vic Wright (verified owner)

    Ordered 2x Nervo Boards & Components on January 25th received February 16th downunder here in Australia, WOW….. that makes the World seem so much smaller as considered because of distance will order months before needed now I`ve got to get the 3D printer motoring.

    Many Thanks

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roy (verified owner)

    Gael, Just keeping in touch. Still nothing.
    ….Hello, I made order (#10120) on Jan 11, 2018 for 2xNervo+components. Received Tracking #LG009405705FR. Last tracking update was Jan 19, 2018. Roy

    • Gael Langevin

      Hello Roy,
      This is not good!
      I have file a search form by the French post, but they are terribly long to give an answer.
      In the meantime let me know in a week if you have any news.
      Sorry about that, it’s very rare but sometimes the USA custom holds the parts for no reason.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frederic Brisaert

    bonjour il y a la possibilite d avoir le tout deja souder meme si il faux paye un peu plus

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roy (verified owner)

    Gael, Just keeping in touch. Still nothing.
    ….order (#10120) on Jan 11, 2018 for 2xNervo+components. Tracking #LG009405705FR. Last tracking update was Jan 19, 2018. Roy

    • Gael Langevin

      Hello Roy,
      I have sent you a private message to solve this.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    Utsav Shah

    Hey sir
    I want to order the nervo board kit and i am from india .what time would it be taken to ship??

    • Gael Langevin

      it should take between 10 and 15 days, but it also depends of the customs in your country, which might hold the package longer than expected.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roy (verified owner)

    Gael, You were nice to resend my order for 2 kits. They have been stuck in customs for 2 months. The new shipment arrived within 5 days!!! If the other order ever gets out of customs, I’ll donate it to a local school in your name. Thanks again, Roy

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hello good morning,
    I have two questions about this product: are the Nervo boards ready cut? How many time would the delivery spend to arrive to Spain?
    Thank you very much!!!!

    • Gael Langevin

      Yes the NervoBoardsare already cut but nothing is soldered.
      The delivery time to Spain is about a week + 2 or 3 days of processing.

      Best regards

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hello Gael,

    Thank you for your answer. It has been so useful. I’m 14 years old and I want to start to build the InMoov robot. If you don’t mind I’ll ask you when I have any doubt. However, your explanations are so clear.

    Best regards

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    cyberneo (verified owner)

    Merci a Gael pour ces cartes qui facilitent énormément la partie électronique du robot, l’assemblage est assez simple et bien étudié.
    La partie commerciale est super, les réponses et envoi rapide et une bonne communication.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ricardo (verified owner)

    Gael, Do you know if you can send me this product to Argentina? are you using a special post company?

    • Gael Langevin

      I have sent the Nervo Board to Argentina 4 times before.
      We are using normal post with tracking service.
      Unfortunately the tracking is not accurate once the shipping is in your country, which makes it difficult if it gets lost.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ricardo (verified owner)

    Sorry and what will be the ETA?

    • Gael Langevin

      What do you mean by ETA?

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wilco Van Toorn

    Excellent, got mine very fast Gael!
    And ETA means Estimated Time of Arrival

    • Gael Langevin

      Aaah thanks for the info, I learn things everyday!

  26. Rated 3 out of 5


    I was trying to order the nervo boards + components. But the checkout page show the message ‘it is not possible to order this because the item is not in stock’ .. I understand it must be difficult to keep up :p But it would be nice if someone could just order it awaiting the parts to be available again. I saw some ordered while parts were in Backorder. Is ‘out of stock’ different?

    • Gael Langevin

      The shop is currently closed during a part of August, this is the reason you cannot place an order.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    Oké, thanks for the info Gael. I’ll wait for the shop to open again.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    João Miguel Marinho Fornazieri (verified owner)

    Good evening my friend, you could send me an email, as soon as you can make the items available, because I would like to acquire it. thank you.

    • Gael Langevin

      The shop will re open soon. We will let you know.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    joseph peterson (verified owner)

    could you let me know when items are in stock I would like to order as soon as possible thanks

    • Gael Langevin

      The Nervo boards are back in stock.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fabrice (verified owner)

    Cette article sera t-il bientot en stock ?
    Bonne journée

    • Gael Langevin

      La boutique était fermée mais vous pouvez à nouveau passer commande.
      Bien cordialement

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ricardo (verified owner)

    Hi Gael, I am tring t buy a nervo but is out of stock

    • Gael Langevin

      The Nervo boards are back in stock.

  32. Rated 1 out of 5

    GREGORY (verified owner)

    Hi Gael, me too…

    • Gael Langevin

      The Nervo boards are back in stock.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hi Gael:
    Thank you for your contribution!
    I come from China. I can’t buy online,Because the international transport time is too long.Can you send me the “PCB” file?I’ll print it myself.Thank you very much.
    Best wishes for you!

    • Gael Langevin

      The NervoBoard PCB file is right reserved for to help InMoov project to experiment and evolve.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    JUSTIN DANIEL (verified owner)

    Any idea when more kits will be available? Says on back order right now and im looking to buy 2 kits and ship to the USA. Thanks

    • Gael Langevin

      Hello, they are back in stock.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Princess Aina

    I want to order the nervo board kit and i am from the Philippines. I would like to ask how much time will it take to ship??

    • Gael Langevin

      Normally it takes about a week after shipping.
      But in some countries, the customs formality can take a very long time, which I cannot control.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Princess Aina

    I know i’m being annoying but I want to ask again if when do materials usually arrive here in the Philippines since we are doing our project, it’s deadline is on February and we are still new in terms of making a robotic arm. Thank you very much!

    • Gael Langevin

      If you order now, if all goes okay it should take about 2 weeks or three weeks to arrive at your place.
      Best regards.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    smattachai.p (verified owner)

    Hello Gaël,

    I am appreciated your open source InMoov, so I did order Nervo Board components last Nov 12,

    I use the track no. LG013768091FR to check the status of delivery but chronopost showed that they don’t have any information related to above shipment number.

    I am not sure that there might have something wrong about shipment process or not. Could you suggest me how to check the delivery status, please?


    Smattachai (SP)

    • Gael Langevin

      The goods should probably arrive very soon.
      Let me know.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    smattachai.p (verified owner)

    I have to apologize, I just got the goods today.


    Smattachai (SP)

    • Gael Langevin

      sorry for the late response, we were away for work.
      I am glad you received the goods!
      Best regards,

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chuah Wei Jie

    Good morning Gael, and any Inmoov builder/s passed by. I’m new to Inmoov and currently planning to start working on it. My plan for now is to build the head along with the neck only (and the torso just to support the head and neck), so is it suitable for me to buy this product?

    • Gael Langevin

      Hello and welcome,
      If you plan to run only the head with neck, you will need only 1 Nervo Board kit.(leftside)
      Note that the rollNeck servo (tilting head sideways) is by default attached to the second Nervo Board kit (rightside)
      But you can reconfigure the pin servo setting to use only one kit.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chuah Wei Jie

    Thanks for reply, Gael. Does it means that, by purchasing just one,the nervo board and components, will be enough to build the upper part (Basically, Head, Jaw, Eye, and the Articulating neck, and both can function well) instead of two?

    • Gael Langevin

      Yes it is what it means.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am looking at purchasing the Nervo Boards with components. 1. When are they coming off backorder. 2. How hard is it being unsoldered to solder with someone without experience?

    • Gael Langevin

      Although the Nervo Boards are currently on backorder, you can place an order anyway.
      We should receive the goods next week and then proceed the shippings.
      The Nervo board can be soldered without difficulty, but make sure to have a sharp point solder with high temperature.
      I currently use this model and it works very good for a very reasonable price.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karthos (verified owner)

    YAY! The nervo board+parts order just arrive, great packaging and everything looks awesome, boards are all labeled nicely. I placed my order on the 7th of March, they were on backorder and they just arrived, I live in Western USA. Can’t wait to start soldering! Thanks again Gael!

    • Gael Langevin

      You are welcome!
      Have a great soldering journey!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosa Capuano

    Mi scusi signor Langevin, potrei sapere se vendete tutto il robot con le parti stampate in 3D e la scheda con i componenti? Cioè vorrei sapere se vendete tutto in un kit.

    • Gael Langevin

      Hello and welcome.
      You can find all the kits available in the shop page.
      But I currently do not sale complete robot kit.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    michel Trojman

    Bonjour monsieur gael
    C’est toujours possible d’acheter le kit
    Nervo board + composants merci

    • Gael Langevin

      Oui les kits NervoBoard sont disponibles sur la page “shop” du site.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    michel Trojman

    Merci gael
    Ok merci pour ta réponse bonne journée à plus tard je pense que j’aurais encore des questions

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    michel Trojman (verified owner)

    Ça y est Je viens d’acheter le kit maintenant il faut attendre bonne soirée à tous

    • Gael Langevin

      Oh la… N’avez-vous pas vu le banner du site?
      Vous avez passé votre commande une journée trop tard, car nous ne livrons plus avant Septembre.
      J’espere que cela va aller pour votre timing.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    michel Trojman (verified owner)

    Non Gael, je n’ai pas vu le banner du site mais ce n’est pas grave, j’attendrais en Septembre.
    Est-ce que c’est début Septembre que vous commencer a envoyer les commandes ?

    Merci Gael

    • Gael Langevin

      Ce sera début Septembre ou peut-etre fin Aout si j’ai un peu de temps avant de reprendre le travail.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    michel Trojman (verified owner)

    Bonjour gael
    fais comme tu peux
    Et si j’ai bien compris passe de bonnes vacances merci

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