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Internet of Things with Python by Gastón C. Hillar

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Positioning a shaft to indicate a value with a servo motor

We can use the mraa.Pwm class to control PWM on the PWM capable GPIO pin labeled ~3, as we learned in Chapter 4, Working with a RESTful API and Pulse Width Modulation. However, this would require us to read the detailed specs for the servo. The upm library includes support for both the SeeedStudio Grove Servo or the EMAX 9g ES08A High Sensitive Mini Servo in the pyupm_servo module. The ES08A class declared in this module represents any of the two mentioned servors connected to our board.

The class makes it easy to set the desired angle for the servo shaft and work with angles instead of duty cycles and other PWM details. The class works with the mraa.Pwm class under the hoods to configure ...

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