September 25, 2012

Controlling servos with Raspberry Pi and Arduino

 Prolific author Simon Monk has described a method to allow a Raspberry Pi computer to control typical hobby servos using an Arduino board. User input is received on the RPi via a python script, and codes sent via serial to the Arduino board. These are then interpreted by the Arduino which then controls the servos in the usual way. A quick demonstration has been made by Simon below:

An interesting and simple demonstration of showing interaction between the two platforms. They complement each other instead of replacing each other. For more information visit Simon's blog. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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