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Arduino – Control Servo with Visual Basic

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Today I’ll show how you can control a servo with Visual basic. Before this project I’ve never used Visual basic so if anyone finds any mistake in my code please leave a comment here and help me improve it.

I’ve always used the Serial Monitor of the Arduino IDE to communicate with the Arduino, but today we will use a visual basic program that I’ve created. Basically in the VB program we have 4 buttons that will interact with the Arduino when we press them.

I’ll be showing program in Visual Basic that allows the user to rotate a servo attached to the Arduino. You need to make 3 connections from the servo to your arduino:

  • Red: 3.3V (depends on your Servo motor)
  • Brown: Ground
  • Orange: Digital Pin 9

Parts required

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Upload the Arduino code below

Run the Visual Basic script

Click here to download the Visual Basic Script

NOTE:

  • When you’re using the Visual Basic Program the Serial monitor on the Arduino IDE must be closed
  • You need to match the com port on your Visual Basic Code to the right com port you’re Arduino is using

I don’t know why, but YouTube cropped my video, the tast two buttons are “Rotate 180º Left” and “Rotate 180º right” .

Watch the video demonstration


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