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Rather than leave you with a “mysterious black box” workaround, it also seemed a good opportunity to introduce some advanced Arduino programming concepts. If you just want a fix and aren’t interested in a lengthy technical explanation, that’s totally fine! You can skip ahead to the third page, “The TiCoServo Library” and get started.
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