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I’ve just recently bought my first Raspberry Pi and opted for a Pi 5 as it was the latest.

I’ve had no luck getting gpiozero or gpiod working with Python and my MG996R servos yet.

I don’t mind if it’s not the ‘best’ possible servo control as I’m just experimenting with servos for the first time.

However I can’t find any example python cose That actually allows me to control a Servo.

All examples for previous raspberry pi versions do not work on the Pi 5

Is something ‘official’ coming out soon or can someone point me at some sample python code that works with Raspberry Pi 5.

I want to start playing with my new toy

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Noobie here,

I'm struggling with something similar, I tried to connect a RFID-RC522 module on a pi 5. Apparently, the new chip doesn't support the old RPi.GPIO library. You need to use GPIOZERO for the scripts. Go through it, you might find something that works for you.

Good luck

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Try Joan's lgpio which has timed PWM. There are examples https://abyz.me.uk/lg/py_lgpio.html#tx_servo.

This is also the library used by the latest gpiozero V2 (which has examples).

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