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How Servo Motors Work

"See here? Someone has tampered with the servo. They switched the ground to the negative, so when he put the key in the lock...""He completed the circuit."Ghost in the Machine (1993) First of all, what exactly is a servo? A servomechanism is technically any automatic device that can correct its own position based on negative feedback. Negative feedback is the process by which electrical signals are fed back in a manner that ultimately reduces further fluctuations. Servo motors can rotate or push components with amazing accuracy using this method. Servos are very widely used in a vast array of electronics. Volume knobs, gas pedals, even…

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