Mechanical Wings

Working with Digital and Analog with a Servo Motor to move a Camera Blade that flaps like a bird or insect.

Mechanical Wings

With the use of camera shutter blades and a servo motor I can control the flap of the blades to mimic wings or to block off light to another sensor.

Servo myservo; // create servo object to control a servo

int potpin = A0; // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer
int val; // variable to read the value from the analog pin

void setup() {
myservo.attach(9); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object

void loop() {
val = analogRead(potpin); // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)
val = map(val, 0, 1023, 0, 180); // scale it for use with the servo (value between 0 and 180)
myservo.write(val); // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
delay(15); // waits for the servo to get there

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