Classroom Activity
Servo and Stepper Motors

Angular Motion
Control Systems
Linear Functions


  • compare and contrast hobby servo motors and small stepper motors in terms of the type and range of motion, precision, feedback and speed.
  • adapt software to function correctly with different servo and stepper motors.
  • write simple original programs in which servo and stepper motors respond to sensor data.
  • apply linear functions in the calibration and operation of motors.

The activity uses the Motor Controller or the Binary Basic Trainer with the LabPro or the CBL2.

Author: Fred Thomas
Activity last revised: Sinclair Community College, 1-7-2006

Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes
Calculator Programs
This activity requires the calculator programs SERVO, STEPPER, MCPUT, MCSTEP, READ1, FLAG and SPIN