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Offline PhysiPhileTopic starter

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Controlling Servo and Moto with Serial Port?
« on: January 28, 2010, 10:37:24 PM »
I'm wanting to control a servo and motor with the serial port on a windows based machine.  I was simply going to compile some code to send a certain number of bits over the serial port that correlated with the desired PWM signal.  Is that possible or would it be best to get some kind of adapter the interface the serial port with the motor and servo?

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Offline Pratheek

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Re: Controlling Servo and Moto with Serial Port?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 05:30:33 AM »
One, you can use a prebuilt serial servo and motor controller(less work and less flexibility in design). Just google for it.

Two, you can build a circuit with a microcontroller that accepts signals from your serial port and controls the motors(more work and more flexibility in design).


 


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