Introduction: Maestro Servo Controller (Raspberry Pi)

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Basic tutorial of how to setup a Maestro Servo Controller with the Raspberry Pi.

Step 1: Parts


RPI Zero W (Barebones Kit) –

4 Amp Power Adapter –

16GB Micro SD –

120 pcs jumper cable:

5.5×2.1mm Male+Female DC Power Socket:

Micro USB to DC barrel converter:

Mini USB to USB cable:

Maestro Servo Controllers:

Step 2: Setup

5V -> 5V


TX -> RX

RX -> TX

1. Disable console serial

sudo raspi-config select interfacing options -> Serial -> No -> Yes save & exit

2. Install pyserial

python -m pip install pyserial (may be a bit slow)

3. Clone Repo

git clone

4. Disable bluetooth uart

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

append to bottom: dtoverlay=pi3-disable-bt


5. Reboot RPI

sudo reboot

Step 3: Code

Maestro Python Library:

Step 4: Additional Info