Hobby Servo Tutorial

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Resources & Going further


Going further

  • The Wikipedia article on Radio control Servos contains more more detailed information and history of servos.
  • The uArm is a robotic arm that is driven by servo motors.
  • You can hack a regular servo to turn it into a continuous rotation one.
  • You can also remove the control board, turning a servo into a small DC gearmotor.

For more servo fun, check out these other SparkFun tutorials:

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SparkFun Blocks for IntelĀ® Edison - PWM

A quick overview of the features of the PWM Block.

Servo Trigger Hookup Guide

How to use the SparkFun Servo Trigger to control a vast array of Servo Motors, without any programming!

Continuous Rotation Servo Trigger Hookup Guide

How to use the SparkFun Continuous Rotation Servo Trigger with continuous rotation servos, without any programming!