Controlling servo motor with AVR

Servo motor

Servo motors are a type of electromechanical actuators that do not rotate continuously like DC/AC motors. They used to position and hold some object. They are used where continuous rotation is not required, so they are not used to drive wheels. In contrast, they are used where something is needed to move to a particular position and then stopped and held there. The most common use is to position the rudder of aircraft and boats etc. Servos can be used effectively here because the rudders do not need to move full 360 degrees, nor they require continuous rotation like a wheel. Servos are DC motors with built-in gearing and feedback control loop circuitry. Most servo motors can rotate about 90 to 180 degrees. Some rotate through a full 360 degrees or more. Servos that can rotate 360 degrees are required mainly for building RC helicopters. Most commonly available servos have a three-wire connector. One wire supplies positive DC voltage – usually 5 to 6 volts. The second wire is for voltage ground, and the third wire is the signal wire. The receiver…

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