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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 NeoPixel ring connection. Connection for i2C ready. Can be chained through RX/TX.

Note: Unsoldered set, without components

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

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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:

1 x Set of Nervo boards( Featured Picture)
The set only contains: 1 shield board, 11 mini breakout boards.

Compatible with:

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

BOM for components:

1x 3D printable SpacerConnectV1
1x 3D printable ShoulderConnectV1
3x 3D printable ConnectorV1
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 3 meters 14 Conductor Ribbon Cable
1x Momentary Tactile Tact Red Push Button Switch 5 Pin SMD SMT 6x6x3.7mm (Optional, for resetting the Arduino)
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 55 g

Comments 27

  1. Hi im new to the Inmoov project so before i decided to start making one i tried to do as much research as i could ( meaning to watch as many videos as i can ) and read all the information from this web site. When i first read about the nervo board i thought why would i need this. and then after watching the videos i occurred to me, now what would i do with all those wires going to the arduino and I used two megas so I would be ready for those legs, it reminds me of when the spaghetti exploded in the kitchen when i tried to pressure cook it (DON’T ASK ) Geil and his group were thinking when made those. They are so easy to build because ALL of the instructions are on this web site and then is makes more of a plug and play project. Shipping was fast and all of the parts came in as stated One thing, make sure you buy two sets because everybody says I will build only part of Inmoov and then end up making the whole thing Except Legs hint hint and it takes more than one set. I bet when those legs come i can use the rest on them! Also dont forget to get the three stl files to mount them. Remember its for a good cause How else can they get funding to make those legs 🙂 on a serious note they work and will help in your build of Inmoov. Buy them you can’t go wrong!

  2. At first I wanted to design my own board, but I realized that this would take to much time. The Nervo board are high quality boards. I am very happy with them (You need two sets for the inMoov). The boards came quickly and where well packed. The instruction on the website is clear enough to get you started.

  3. 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 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. salut Gael je viens d acheter et de recevoir le kit nervo board qui est tres bien fait je doit dire
    mes je voulais savoir je compte me servir de deux carte arduino due (car j ai lu que s ete mieux pour la robotique plus rapide )donc est ce que j ai besoin dde deux kit nervo pour tout faire fonctionner merci

    • Bonjour Martin,
      Pour faire fonctionner InMoov partiellement (coté gauche par exemple), il vous faut un kit Nervo Board. Pour faire fonctionner le robot entier, il vous faut deux kit Nervo Board. Les kits sont prévues pour montage sur carte Arduino Uno et Mega. Je n’ai pas testé sur une due mais si celle -ci est compatible cela ne devrait pas poser de souci.

  5. Bonjour Gaël,
    Je vois pour les résistances qu’il faut: 4x Resistor 470 ohm mais dans le tuto je vois résistance de 4700 Ohms

    Merci encore super pratique la vente de la carte mais faudrait rajouter les câbles
    Pour l’instant j’en ai pris qu’une mais j’ai l’intention de prendre une deuxième à quand le renouvellement du stock


    • Bonjour Sylvain,
      En fait les cartes sont en stock, mais comme je suis en deplacement, je ne peux gerer les commandes et envois, c’est pourquoi je les laisse “out of stock” jusqu’a mon retour.
      C’est une resistance 470 ohm qu’il faut.

  6. Customer quite satisfied : the Nervo Board + components I ordered were delivered in short time. Very good product quality. Congratulations to Gael for sharing and helping about his ambitious and great project.

  7. thank you..received my order of 2 nervo board sets and components in only 8 days..was expecting a month as i live in florida…lol
    really really enjoying this project in my retirement…
    thank you for making it available…you should receive a Nobel prize for your work……

  8. bonjour
    je viens de recevoir ma commande uniquement les planches ou puis-je trouver les manquant c’est a dire toutes les connectiques? car pour moi je devais tous souder moi même mais je ne sais pas ou chercher exactement les autres parties comme les connecteur à souder mâle femelle ?
    merci d’avance pour la réponse

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