Sweeps the shaft of a RC servo motor back and forth across 180 degrees.

This example makes use of the Arduino servo library.

Hardware Required

  • Arduino Board

  • Servo Motor

  • hook-up wires


Servo motors have three wires: power, ground, and signal. The power wire is typically red, and should be connected to the 5V pin on the Arduino board. The ground wire is typically black or brown and should be connected to a ground pin on the board. The signal pin is typically yellow, orange or white and should be connected to pin 9 on the board.

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sweep bb

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sweep schem


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Last revision 2015/08/18 by SM