[PD] pd/arduino pwm > servo motor

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Oct 21 04:18:13 CEST 2006

On Oct 20, 2006, at 4:31 PM, <martin.peach at sympatico.ca>  
<martin.peach at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> "David NG McCallum" <d at mentalfloss.ca> said:
>> I can see that if you tried software PWM through pins 9-11 it  
>> wouldn't
>> be any different than using any of the other digital pins. But I
>> thought that pins 9-11 did hardware PWM through the analogWrite()
>> function in the regular Arduino C. Am I wrong on this?
> I don't know. I don't have an Arduino, I'm trying to make something  
> with a PIC that emulates the Arduino running Firmata.
>> Do you mean that hardware PWM on those pins hasn't yet been
>> implemented with Firmata?
> That's what I meant. Also that software PWM has not been  
> implemented with Firmata either AFAIK.

Hardware PWM is implemented and functional on the lastest firmata/ 
pduino release.  Software PWM and pulseOut are still lacking.  Once  
one/both of those are implemented, servo control will be possible.  
Any volunteers?



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