- Published: Sunday, 14 February 2010
- Written by Graham Mitchell
Download the Swordfish program and Gerber files here: Dedicated Servo Controller Source Files
This project offers a dedicated solution to control servo motors, which can be controlled via USART data packets. This approach has it advantages, though Andy has made an excellent feature enriched Servo Library which can be used in pretty much any program.
Servo Motor's are one of the many hobby electronic marvels that make life a lot easier when working with motion/kinetic applications. They are somewhat precision instruments that offer their full range of motion with pulse widths usually between 1mS and 2mS. That's not much play, and further more, the positional information must be transmitted to the servo approximately fifty times a second (50Hz).Discuss this article in the forums (2 replies).