Introduction: Servo Tutorial

Using an Arduino to control a servo motor with the use of two pushbuttons.

Step 1: Get the Appropriate Components

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1) Arduino Link: Arduino Compatible Uno R3 Rev3 Development Board

2) Breadboard Link: Half-size 400-Pin Electronics DIY Breadboard or 830-Point Solderless Electronics DIY Breadboard

3) Push Buttons Link: DIP P4 Sqaure Switch Push Buttons (100-Pack)

4) Jumper Cables Link: Multicolored 40-Pin DuPont Breadboard Jumper Wires (20cm)

5) Two 10k Ohm Resistors Link: DIY Universal 1/4W 1% Metal Film Resistor (600PCS)

6) Servo Motor Link: Tower Pro SG90 9g Gear Steering Servo

Step 2: Connect the Power

Connect the GND and 5V

Step 3: Connect the Servo

Red to 5V

Brown/Black to GND

Orange to pin 9

Step 4: Connect the Buttons

One of the buttons to DIGITAL 2

The other to DIGITAL 4

Step 5: Check the Circuit

Make sure the circuit is correct

Step 6: The Code

I used the Sweep example from Arduino and altered it to work.

#include <Servo.h>

const int buttonPin = 2;

const int buttonPin2 = 5;

int buttonState = 0;

int buttonState2 = 0;

Servo servoA;

int position = 0;

void setup() {


pinMode(buttonPin, INPUT);



void loop() {

buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);

buttonState2 = digitalRead(buttonPin2);

if(buttonState ==HIGH && position < 180){




if(buttonState2 == HIGH && position > 3){





Step 7: Complete