DIY How to Control Servo Motor Angle Using Visuino Sequence Component

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In this tutorial we will use Servo Motor and Arduino UNO, and Visuino to control servo motor Angle using sequence component.
Sequence component is perfect for situations where we want to trigger several events in sequence in our case servo motor degrees.

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Step 1: What You Will Need

  • Arduino UNO (or any other Arduino)
  • Jumper wires
  • Servo motor
  • Visuino program: Download Visuino

Step 2: The Circuit

  • Connect Servo motor "Orange" pin to Arduino Digital pin[8]
  • Connect Servo motor "Red" pin to Arduino positive pin[5V]
  • Connect Servo motor "Brown" pin to Arduino negative pin[GND]

Step 3:

All you need to do is drag and drop components and Connect them together. Visuino will create the working code for you so you don’t have to waste time on creating the code. It will do all the hard work for you fast and easy! Visuino is perfect for all kind of projects, you can easily build complex projects in no time!

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Step 4: Start Visuino, and Select the Arduino UNO Board Type

To start programming the Arduino, you will need to have the Arduino IDE installed from here: http://www.arduino.cc/.

Please be aware that there are some critical bugs in Arduino IDE 1.6.6. Make sure that you install 1.6.7 or higher, otherwise this Instructable will not work! If you have not done follow the steps in this Instructable to setup the Arduino IDE to program Arduino UNO! The Visuino: https://www.visuino.eu also needs to be installed. Start Visuino as shown in the first picture Click on the "Tools" button on the Arduino component (Picture 1) in Visuino When the dialog appears, select "Arduino UNO" as shown on Picture 2

Step 5: In Visuino Add Components

  • Add "Sequence" component
  • Add 5x "Analog Value" component
  • Add "Analog Multi Merger" component
  • Add "Divide Analog By Value" component
  • Add "Servo" component

Step 6: In Visuino Set Components

Select "Sequence1" component, double click on it. In the "Elements" Dialog:
Drag 5X "Period" element to the left.

  • Select "Period1" element and under properties window set "Delay" to "1000"
  • Select "Period2" element and under properties window set "Delay" to "2000"
  • Select "Period3" element and under properties window set "Delay" to "3000"
  • Select "Period4" element and under properties window set "Delay" to "4000"
  • Select "Period5" element and under properties window set "Delay" to "5000" >>this one will be used just for a pause at the end.

Now lets set Degrees for servo motor:
Select "AnalogValue1" component and under properties window set "Value" to "0"

Select "AnalogValue2" component and under properties window set "Value" to "60"

Select "AnalogValue3" component and under properties window set "Value" to "120"

Select "AnalogValue4" component and under properties window set "Value" to "180"

Select "AnalogMultiMerger1" component and under properties window set "Input pins" to "4"

Select "DivideByValue1" component and under properties window set "value" to "180"

Step 7: In Visuino Connect Components

  • Connect "Sequence1">Period1 pin [Out] to "AnalogValue1" pin [clock]
  • Connect "Sequence2">Period1 pin [Out] to "AnalogValue2" pin [clock]
  • Connect "Sequence3">Period1 pin [Out] to "AnalogValue3" pin [clock]
  • Connect "Sequence4">Period1 pin [Out] to "AnalogValue4" pin [clock]
  • Connect "AnalogValue1" pin [Out] to "AnalogMultiMerger1" pin [0]
  • Connect "AnalogValue2" pin [Out] to "AnalogMultiMerger1" pin [1]
  • Connect "AnalogValue3" pin [Out] to "AnalogMultiMerger1" pin [2]
  • Connect "AnalogValue4" pin [Out] to "AnalogMultiMerger1" pin [3]
  • Connect "AnalogMultiMerger1" pin [Out] to "DivideByValue1" pin [In]
  • Connect "DivideByValue1" pin [Out] to "Servo1" pin [In]
  • Connect "Servo1" pin [Out] to Arduino digital pin [8]

Step 8: Generate, Compile, and Upload the Arduino Code

In Visuino, Press F9 or click on the button shown on Picture 1 to generate the Arduino code, and open the Arduino IDE

In the Arduino IDE, click on the Upload button, to compile and upload the code (Picture 2)

Step 9: Play

If you power the Arduino UNO module, the Servo motor will start to move according to the degrees you set.

Congratulations! You have completed your project with Visuino. Also attached is the Visuino project, that I created for this Instructable. You can download and open it in Visuino: https://www.visuino.eu

Step 10: Other Visuino Tutorials

Click here and here to see other Visuino Tutorials.

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