Chapter 8. Make a Simple Robot

One of the most rewarding ways to start using control systems is to make an autonomous robot. Even very simple rules can create seemingly intelligent behavior.

While we made our own motor in the last chapter, to get started quickly here we’re going to use a premade servo motor that contains a motor, gearbox, and the drive electronics. Probably the best source of these is remote-control cars, planes, and helicopters. All of these models need small, lightweight actuators that can move to a specific location on demand.

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