Is Processing Compatible with Servos?

So I've been working on making a mechanical arm, which consists of four servo joints to work together using the Kinect depth data. I've found all the angles of the servos to be correct however the servos are not functioning. I'm using a small micro-controller to connect the servos with Processing. I am also using the byte out function to send in the correct values. I'm wondering if it is even possible to use servos without Arduino at all.


  • You need to communicate with the hardware that is controlling the motors some way. This is typically done with the Processing Serial library. To speak to the board, you'll need to tell is want it wants to hear to control the motors. Arduino can make this simpler, but you should be able to control any board through Processing.

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