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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Using a servo to move a single sensor

You now have your sensor, but if you want to sense in more than just one direction, you could use several sensors, each mounted to a different side of the robot. However, there is a way to use servos to move your sensor, which allows you to use a single sensor to sense in several directions.

Prepare for lift off

The simplest way to avoid having to purchase and configure several sensors is to mount the sensor on a single servo, then use a servo bracket to connect this assembly to the platform. Using the sonar sensor, the assembly will look something like this:

Prepare for lift off

Make sure you connect your servo to the servo controller; ...

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