Using servos with PIC16F microcontrollers

Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2012 in tutorials by DP

Raj wrote a tutorial on how-to implement servo control on PIC16F microcontrollers. The article starts off with some servo theory, and is followed with an open source practical example.

A servo motor is a special geared DC motor equipped with an electronic circuit for controlling the direction of rotation, as well as the position, of the motor shaft. Because servo motors allows precise angular positioning of their output shaft, they are used extensively in robotics and radio-controlled cars, airplanes, and boats to control the motion of their various parts. In this lab session, we will first explore what a servo motor consists of and how it works and then illustrate how to interface it with a PIC microcontroller.

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3 Responses to “Using servos with PIC16F microcontrollers”

  1. Gianni says:

    Delays in the Interrupt service routine ?!?!? OMG

    • rsdio says:

      @Gianni, you’re right: delay in ISR sounds like a bad design idea. Maybe different timer hardware (i.e. a different PIC) is needed if this sort of software is the only way with that particular PIC16F.

  2. kuhltwo says:

    Good timing for an article. I am just starting to put in servos in an model airplane.

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