April 18, 2014 AT 4:00 am

Control 4 servos with a PS3 controller and Raspberry Pi! #piday #raspberrypi @raspberry_pi

Check out this fun video from mechnable on controlling 4 servos with a PS3 controller and a pi.

Controlling 4 continuous rotation servos with a PS3 controller on a raspberry pi. Using Adafruit 16 Servo Driver to run the motors with a 4X AA battery pack. Bluetooth control to the PS3 controller. The motors are pressure-controlled, so the harder you press the button the faster they go.

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2 Comments

  1. Erick Guzowsky

    That is super….what is the max size of the motor you can use?

  2. @Erick Guzowsky

    The 16 servo motor controller can handle 6 volts. So it can handle any 6 volt motor, which is bound to be pretty small.

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