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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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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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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Multiple servo motors with serial commands

I am trying to control multiple servo motors with a Raspberry Pi. I am using a USB to TTL cable for this. I am currently sending following serial commands for the movement. --> gpio -g mode 18 pwm --...
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Servo Not Responding to Input Signal

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B). I'm trying to drive a servo motor (Tower Pro MG 995). I am using a 6V power supply (4 AA batteries) connected to power and ground of the servo motor. I attach the ...
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Raspberrypi and PCA9685 no bus detected

I'm trying to follow an adafruit servos tutorial to control servo motor from my raspberrypi. My PCA9685 seems on (the green led is power up) and i attached two servos to it. I cabled as in the ...
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How to connect a servo feedback potentiometer?

I've taken apart an old RC car and have been trying to get my Raspberry Pi to run the car. At this point, I'm able to control the rear drive motor. The motor is connected to a L298N H-Bridge module. ...
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Getting current servo angle with GPIO

Without using Occidentalis (which might not even work that way), is there any way to get the current angle of a servo? I know it has a potentiometer, I just have no idea how to go about getting that ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Adafruit ServoHat importing PWM object

I am following the Adafruit page regarding the ServoHat for the Raspberry Pi. I am unclear what module to import to get the PWM class. This is the page about using the PWM class: https://learn....
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Is it possible to connect a Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 without any concern to the CSI Camera Connector?

I have recently tried to connect the Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 to the CSI Camera Connector on the Pi. At first, it worked properly and we could capture pictures and record videos. As part of a ...
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How do I speed up MG995 servo motor using PCA9685 motor driver?

I am using PCA9685 to drive a MG995 servo motor. I am using the following code to control the servo motor. import time,Adafruit_PCA9685 def elbow(): pwm = Adafruit_PCA9685.PCA9685() pwm....
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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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Combination of ServoBlaster and wiringPi won't work

I would like to control a servo and a dc motor. I want to control the dc motor's speed by using pwm with a frequency >= 1000 Hz. The servo on the other hand expects a pwm frequency of only 50 Hz. So ...
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Connect a servo to explorer hat

trying to get a servo controller from my raspberry pi with a piminori explorer hat and servoblaster. When I use one of the GPIO port which connect to the LEDs and touch with the yellow control wire of ...
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Multiple servo control RPi

I have written the following script to set positions for a single servo. import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time #set up pin 11 as an output GPIO.setmode (GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setup (11, GPIO.OUT) ...
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Raspberry pi with PS3 Controller

Hi I have used the following code for a specific movement for the servos. In my project I have 3 servos per nacelle (2 nacelles) to control the motions for the bicopter. I want to control the inputs ...
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Raspberry Pi with ESC and PS3 Controller

I am new to coding and I am trying to control ESCs through a PS3 controller which will be coded on the Raspberry Pi B+. I think this can be done, but i have read in a lot of places that I need to use ...
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Ideas for limited camera pan and tilt

I have a number of Pis, each with a camera module attached. I've mounted the cameras on a flat board side by side, but have discovered that there are physical inconsistencies in the camera modules ...
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What is the relationship between angles and pulse length of servo motor?

I've been working on a project where I've to drive the servo motors. I am using Raspberry Pi 3B+ model and Adafruit PCA9685 to drive the servos. For that I need to find which angle is at what pulse ...
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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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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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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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Servo and DC/Stepper Motor Hats Together

I am creating a robot with my Raspberry Pi 3 B+. For my project, I wish to use 2x NEMA 17 stepper motors for moving around, and 2x SG90 servos for managing pan/tilt of the head. I already have an ...
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Adafruit_MotorHAT PI4

I am trying to run the following the code on PI4. from Adafruit_MotorHAT import Adafruit_MotorHAT # pylint: disable=import-error import RPi.GPIO as GPIO # pylint: disable=import-error import time ...
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ServoBlaster on PI4

Could anyone make ServoBlaster work on Raspberry Pi 4? I was able to get it running on PI3 but the same code does not work on PI4.
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PiGPIO inconsistent when using servo

so I will do the following command once and it will work and then the same sequence of commands never works again. Any help is appreciated, thanks! The commands are to first arm some ESCs then ...
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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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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B - Windows IOT - UWP C++ - Servo control?

So currently, I have already developed a uwp application in Visual C++. I ordered a raspberry pi 3 model b from Amazon and its expected to arrive on Wednesday. In my program, I have a button, when I ...
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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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How to turn multiple servos by an angle using the Adafruit servo/pwm pi hat?

So I'm using a Raspberry Pi Model 3b and an Adafruit 12-bit PWM Servo/PWM Pi Hat on my project to control 6 independent continuous servos. I'd like to send in signals that would turn the servo by that ...
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RPIO issue with servo

I've followed the instructions in the answers on GPIO/RPIO. I still get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/pi/Documents/Python_Ed/RPIO_server_test.py", line 1, in &...
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programming a robotic arm

i want to programming my robotic arm (5 servo motors) with python ,so i wrote a python code but my problem is that when i try the code lines separately from terminal window it works fine and robot ...
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RPi + Adafruit Servo shield to control Brush motor and servo(steering) of a RC car!

I need help for my setup: I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I just burned the servo-motor (for steering) of my RC car. Here is my set up: the rc car with brush motor and ESC, RPi 3, servo ...
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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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Connecting more elements to Raspberry pi servo hat

I have bought this rpi servo hat to control some servos. But I'm wondering if I still can add elements like leds or like a movement sensor to the GPIO. At all examples I can see that the GPIO is ...
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Raspberry Pi crashes when setting servo pin high

I have just finished a robotics project, which is due in a competition in a couple of hours. I have a problem: when my code sets one of the pins for the servo motor high, waits for a tiny amount of ...
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Electronics Newbies's Guide to Setup Adafruit PCA9685 16 Channel Servo Driver for Raspberry Pi

As a way into getting myself back into learning more about electronics I'm trying to figure out how not to screw up configuring an Adafruit 16-Channel 12-bit PWM/Servo Driver with my pi. It's been ...
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Raspberry Pi finer servo control

I'm usig RPI and Servoblaster to control servos. I've set the --step-size to 2 us, but I'd like to decrease it to 1us. I've tried to set the step-size to 1us, but the Servoblaster displays: Invalid ...
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Raspbian crashing after servo.stop_servo()

I have a servo connected to my RPi and I try PWM.Servo's capabilities. The program below does what it should - but after execution it crashes system (it doesn't respond to any input, no animations, ...
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Control function for a DC servomotor angle

I am using a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with servomotor shields to control multiple servomotors at once with Python. I know that the travel angle of a servomotor is controlled using PWM. So there exists a ...