Here is a great project for learning how to control servos. They’ve made a USB controlled squirt gun using the USB NerdKit, a pump and a servo. This is a great tutorial to learn about PWM and controlling servos. The tutorial is very thorough, with great pictures and a video of it all , which you can see after the break.
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Is controlling an R/C car with its own remote too mundane for you? Do you feel the need to involve a web server and an iPhone in the process? This project might just be perfect for you. By connecting the R/C controller to a microcontroller board, and feeding it signals via a website from your iPhone, you can control the car as if you had the original controller in your hand. In case you missed it, he’s lugging a laptop, a circuit board, and the original controller along with him. They do make a few improvements though, such as speed control by using pulse width modulation. I guess that makes up for having to lug the computer around too.