Nervo Board + Components

4.6 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

49.00 €

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.

Note: Unsoldered set.

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

Available on backorder

Product Description

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 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)




Additional Information

Weight 140 g
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 1 cm

5 reviews for Nervo Board + Components

  1. Profile photo of Jacques
    5 out of 5

    (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.

    • Profile photo of Gael Langevin


      Very glad you are satisfied!

  2. Profile photo of ilkirius
    3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Is this kit contains LEDs and resistors ?

    • Profile photo of 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. Profile photo of Scott Hodges
    5 out of 5

    (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. Profile photo of pedro
    5 out of 5

    (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

    • Profile photo of 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. Profile photo of Charmie
    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!

    • Profile photo of 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.

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