Basic Servo Control for Beginners

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Resources and Going Further

Now that you have a solid base understanding of how to control servos in a variety of ways, it's time to think about how you can integrate them into some projects! You can add all sorts of different things to the pan/tilt bracket like a camera or LED array. You can swap the Qwiic Joystick from the last project for another sensor like an IMU or you could even send the joystick data over a wireless connection and be on your way to creating your own R/C car or robot!

For some inspiration on ways to integrate servos into projects, take a look at the tutorials below using servos.

Building a Safe Cracking Robot

How to crack an unknown safe in under an hour.

Setting Up the Pi Zero Wireless Pan-Tilt Camera

This tutorial will show you how to assemble, program, and access the Raspberry Pi Zero as a headless wireless pan-tilt camera.

SparkFun ESP32 DMX to LED Shield

Learn how to utilize your DMX to LED Shield in a variety of different ways.

LED Gumball Machine

Hacking gumball machines to make the world a happier, blinkier place.

Or check out these blog posts for inspiration for your own servo project: