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Using Serial Monitor to Control Servo Motor

Using Serial Monitor to Control Servo Motor

[Old - updating soon] - In this project, you can learn how to control servo motor using serial monitor.

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About this project

One of things people want to do with Arduino is controlling things with serial monitor. Here are some command project uses:

myservo.write(); - Sends a position information to the servo

if(Serial.availiable()) - If serial monitor is available, then continues the loop between { and }

intstate=Serial.parseInt(); - sets "state" to number, that has been sent to serial monitor

MoreaboutparseInt - reads every number, sent to the serial monitor. It can read only numbers, not letters etc.

Important - Servo coding in this project is a bit different:

10 degrees = 0 degrees

90 degrees = 90 degrees

169 degrees = 180 degrees

I am not sure, why it is like that, but you can type any number from 10 to 169 to the serial monitor.

Code

CodeC/C++
#include <Servo.h>
Servo myservo;
int pos = 0;



void setup()

{

Serial.begin(9600);
while (!Serial);
Serial.println("-------------------------");
Serial.println("ARos is loading....");
delay(1000);
Serial.println("ARos loaded succesfully");
Serial.println("-------------------------");
myservo.attach(9);
Serial.println("calibrating servo...");
for(pos = 0; pos <= 180; pos += 1)
myservo.write(0);
delay(1000);
myservo.write(180);
delay(1000);
myservo.write(90);
delay(1000);
Serial.println("servo calibrated");
Serial.println("-------------------------");
Serial.println("Comand input online, write command to perform action");
Serial.println("-------------------------");

}

void loop() {
  
for(pos = 0; pos <= 180; pos += 1)
if (Serial.available())


{
  int state = Serial.parseInt();
    
if (state < 10)

{
Serial.print(">");
Serial.println(state);
Serial.println("cannost execute command, too low number");

}

if (state >= 10 && state < 170)
{
  Serial.print(">");
  Serial.println(state);
  Serial.print("turning servo to ");
  Serial.print(state);
  Serial.println(" degrees");
  myservo.write(state);
  
}

}

}



  

Schematics

Servo schematics
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