Questions tagged [servo]

A servo is a motor, commonly used in robotics projects. This tag is for questions about the servo motor when using it in robotics and other projects.

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Raspberry Pi Software Driven servo control with PWM using C and Wiring Pi LIbrary

I'm trying to get my raspi zero to move an SG90 PWM driven servo. I have achieved this with python already using the gpiozero library, so I know my hardware works but I am trying to do it with C using ...
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PCA9685 Raspberry pi4B i2c errors

I am trying to get a raspberry pi 4 model B working with across IC2 to a PCA9685 servo motor controller board. I have followed various tutorials e.g: PCA9685 Tutorial Using the libraray : ...
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Servo is jittery and moves back and forth when it should be still

(Sorry about formatting) I am trying to write an opencv program to track the color red. So far it works okay, but the servo is jittery and when the object is still and centre the servo moves back and ...
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Should I use an external power supply for controlling 4 servos?

So I have for servos that I could connect to a breadboard and to raspberry pi GPIO 5V pin to power them. But I have read that That is not safe it can damage the pi. Is that true? instead of using ...
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How to control a Servo via libgpiod on a raspberry PI

I am trying to control a Servo in c ++ using the libgpiod library. My problem is in defining the 50Hz pwm pulse on the pin that the servo is connected to. The servo signal cable is connected to pin 33 ...
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Get servo position using pigpio

I'm currently developping (improving) an Octoprint plugin that is used to control servo motors with the pigpio library. I always thought that I had to initialize the servos at the start of the code by ...
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Servo robot with keyboard control

I am currently creating a design project that involves controlling several servo motors for a raspberry pi 3. I want to use a keyboard to control the direction of the motors, and I am using curses to ...
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Grounding with external PSU for servo and raspberrypi

Earlier I had used the USB-C adapter to power my raspberry pi and an external PSU to power the servos. I had to connect the ground of the PSU to the ground of the R-PI so that the control signal from ...
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Trouble getting sg-90 servo to work with R-PI 4

I have read several answers and approaches to controlling an SG-90 servo with a raspberry pi and I have tried the following approaches, with varying but never satisfactory results. Wiring Setup: ...
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How can Rpi Python control motor drivers L293D or L298N?

It is dangerous to run motors directly from the Pi, hence we need a motor shield. I own an Adafruit arduino motor shield clone: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-motor-shield Note: I'm aware about ...
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Can I use a DHT22 sensor with the servo hat installed on my RPi-3?

the title pretty much says it all... My son an I are doing some robotics experimenting with the RPi-2 and RPi-3, we are using the Servo Hat to control several servos on them. We would like to ...
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Does Controlling a Servo Motor using a Potentiometer and a Raspberry Pi need an MCP 3800 or can it be done without it?

I am a newbie but I am aware that this question has been asked before here: Controlling a Servo with Potentiometer in Raspberry Pi But my question is do we need an MCP 3800 (Analog to digital ...
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Servo Controllers, Servos, Power consumption

I'm looking at options for controlling multiple Servos I keep finding the same board, the PCA9685 Which is great, I see people using them for those small 9g servos, but what about servos that pull ...
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MG 996R Micro servo Using Raspberry

I have a MG 996R micro servo which I am using with a Raspberry Pi and Python. It seems that this servo is not working with Python. I have tried experimenting the values, increasing and decreasing of ...
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Running .py code after power supply loss [closed]

I have an interesting problem, I want to mount a camera on the front of a tractor(Sony RX0M2, similar to a gopro). The camera will eventually be used for image processing. A PQ-12 micro linear servo (...
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Powering a Servo with 12V Battery and Buck Converter

I wanna power my servo with the 12V terminal of a Mastercraft Nautilus battery pack (see here)(long story). The servo is a actuonix pq-12 micro linear servo (see here). I'm stepping the voltage down ...
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When i change the dutycycle on my PWM it doesnt move my servo

I am using an SG90 and the GPIO Pin #17 but it only sometimes turns when I run the code. It always works if I reset the Kernel everytime. I am connected to my Pi through putty and am running the code ...
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what servos should I use? [closed]

I want to make a humanoid robot with my pi, but am unsure of what servos I would need. I did some research and found out they a rated in kg/cm, so I calculated the weights they would be lifting, ...
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Why my servo always blocks?

I try to control a servo with my Pi. Here is the python code I use : # Import libraries import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time # Set GPIO numbering mode GPIO....
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Rpi python GPIO PWM Controlling Digital Servo JX 5521MG Problem

I ordered a digital servo JX 5521MG to use with my Pi but when I use the code below the servo does not move but there is a slight tick or twitch inside. gpio pwm-ms gpio pwmc 192 gpio pwmr 2000 ...
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Rpi python with a PCA9685 PWM controller stopping a digital servo motor problem

I have several servos plugged into a PCA9685 board and controlling them with PCA9685.py, and at the end of the script at pwm.cancel() my SF3218MG (270 degree) and 6221MG (180 degree) servos turn off ...
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set specific angle in pigpio set_PWM_dutycycle

I just updated my code to use pigpio instead of RPi.GPIO, the later is working but my robot is trembling like a chihuahua, so I gave pigpio a try. In this piece of code I'm moving my servo, so to ...
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Regular servo vs. Linear servo

I was wondering if there was any difference between controlling a normal rotating servo and a linear servo with the raspberry pi. Would the code look essentially the same? I'm trying to build a device ...
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Running pump & servo - Relay needed?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab So I am working on a project that will require both a servo motor plus a small water pump. Both run on 3.7 -6v and I am going to use ...
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Python Tkinder Button

i have a promblem with GUI Tkinter, when i click the button of my gui enviroment the arm of my robot dont response more specific call the function but steal remaning in 0 degre``es from the other my ...
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Can I reliably control four ESC with a servo driver board?

Im currently looking into building a quadcopter from scratch. The Raspberry Pi only has two PWM pins though, which isn't enough. And software PWM isn't great either, because you can't control a motor ...
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pwmWrite() dosen't run

else if(strcmp(hyp,"MEDIUM") == 0) { system("espeak 'medium'"); printf("%s\n", hyp); digitalWrite(LIGHT1, HIGH); pwmWrite (PWM_pin1, 524) ; } i try to control ...
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How can Rpi move a Servo motor using a GPIO pin in PWM mode?

iam new to raspberry pi and i got an error while a running servo motor in my object detection script i need to run the servo whenever my if condition is true so the same pin run multiple times if ...
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Servo motor keep shaking while using software PWM to drive

Greet everyone, I am using JavaScript with pigpio to develop my learning project. How come my servo motor keeps shaking when I drive it by program PWM? codes are posted as follow: var servo1GPIO ...
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Is it possible to control servos in both directions on the RPi?

I have been working on controlling servos in one direction with PWM control via GPIO ports on my RPi 3. I've worked with motor controllers that use PWM before and it seems that I should be able to ...
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pigpio servo, stop command not reliable

import pigpio import math import RPi.GPIO as GPIO from gpiozero import Button import time GPIO_SERVO_PIN = 27 limit = 17 switch = Button(limit) GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) GPIO.setup(17, GPIO.IN, ...
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Interrupt Servo once movement has initiated

I'm new to python and RPis. I'm building my own robot to learn. I manage to control my little robot and move it around, as well as moving the pan camera with my keyboard. While I was searching for a ...
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Conditional Servo Movement

I am currently working on getting a raspberry pi to drive a servo motor according to a set condition. In the final program I will have a sensor determining the level of water in a glass, when this ...
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How can Rpi python 3 uses PCA9685 PWM controller to change direction and position of a servo?

I need help understanding the code in the turn.py file, which is a part of the this project, please look #!/usr/bin/python3 # File name : car_dir.py # Description : By controlling Servo,the camera ...
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Servo does not keep its position once it does no longer receive a signal from gpizero

Following gpiozero.readthedocs.io I managed to move a servo which in turn opens a (model) toll-gate by winding up a wire. However, the behavior is rather unexpected - as soon as I stop sending a servo....
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Cord Tension sensor

I need to detect when the tension in a (micro) winch cord either exceeds or falls below maximum or minimum tension. The winch is powered by a stepper or servo motor and the intent is to back off when ...
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Continuous (24/7) use of servos OK? [closed]

I'm using a Raspberry Pi, a PCA9685 controller, and a servo to control the air intake lever on my woodstove based on stove and room temperatures. My code adjusts the servo position every 2 minutes and ...
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What is the proper calculation of duty cycle range for the sg90 servo?

In all specs of this servo that I can find there is a range of 1000-2000ms of duty cycle, for 50 Hz frequency, for the full range of motion. For example: http://m.zonesutech.com/Content/upload/...
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raspberry pi3 servo blaster question

I run this code on Python 3 but it gives an error on echo 0, and echo 1. Can any one can correct this? #!/bin/bash #go to starting possition echo 0=60 > /dev/servoblaster sleep 1 echo 1=135 > /...
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Stepper Motor Hat v0.1 - pre-soldered version

I am pretty new and have installed the referenced HAT. I followed the instructions, but it is not detected. I have power and a green LED on the board and when I turn it on and off the servos jump a ...
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Do I need to isolate the ground of the Pi from the ground of an external power supply powering multiple servos?

I have a Pi 3 Model B (powered by its ac adapter) sending multiple PWM control signals to up to 5 servos (SG5010). These servos draw usually 300 mA when they move and up to 1 A each when stalled so I ...
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How to control Arduino Uno using Raspberry Pi after image processing is done?

I am working on a project which is basically a robot car to collect garbage after the image in front of it is determined as Garbage (image processing using Raspberry Pi). I want my car movements to be ...
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SG90 servo is vibrating and heating when I try to control it using Raspberry pi 3

I brought a new SG90 servo and I tried to control it using my Raspberry Pi's pin 17 writing the following code on the terminal's python >>>import RPi.GPIO as GPIO >>>import time &...
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Pigpio With Pi 3 Controlling Two Servos

I am brand new to using the GPIO pins on the Raspberry PI and I'm having a lot of trouble trying to control two continuous rotation servos using pigpio with python and a keyboard. Servos here: https:...
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Springboot and ServoBlaster

I am trying to control a servo from a web service. I have used Springboot and ServoBlaster library. Although these ways to handle the servo work as a standalone application, nothing of the above ...
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How to power a Raspberry Pi and servo motors with one power supply

I'm building a robot using Raspberry Pi and several servo motors. I'd like to power all components using a single lithium ion battery. I've looked into using a motor driver hat, but it seems the motor ...
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I wanna make a raspberry pi car using an RC car. I would like to know if the servo multiplexer is necessary? [closed]

I've asked this question in the Robotics Stack Exchange and I am asking here as this is kind of important and I need some answers fast. My apologies if this is rude or if it causes problems in any way....
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Why do my servos only work the first time

I Posted earlier about having problems with my servos that you guys helped me with and I'm really grateful for that. Now I'm facing an other issue with the servos: I have put them on my "robot" that ...
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How can you use pigpio to set a specific position for a continuous rotation servo?

Running my code with a normal 180 degree servo will move it to a user-specified angle and then hold it there. But when using a continuous rotation servo, it keeps rotating constantly for 500 <= ...
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Servo motor behaves odd

hello I Connected a servo motor to my Raspberry pi Zero W and used the example from raspberrypi.org: granpa scarer: Grandpa Scarer and the servo worked however after changing the value for: p....