By Manny Mechanix
Servo motors are self-contained electric boxes with gears and a shaft that can be positioned to specific angular positions by sending a coded signal. Servos are used in many applications from toys to home electronics to radio-controlled cars and airplanes.
And, of course, servos are extremely useful in robotics! The motors are small and are very powerful for their size. Servo motors can be controlled with great precision by Arduino boards.
Arduino is an open-source microcontroller platform that makes it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. Learn more about creating Arduino devices in the Arduino Workshop book.
Check out my latest video with my newest and coolest project, a DIY robot hand made with servos!
Manny aka “Manny Mechanix” is 13 years old and homeschooled in Eastern NC. Subscribe to the Manny Mechanix Channel on YouTube.