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Using a Servo as Diverter

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You can use a servo as a diverter by tying it into a diverter using events. Specifically, we are using diverter_(name)_deactivating and diverter_(name)_activating. This is an example:

#! switches:
#!   s_ball1:
#!     number:
#!   s_ball2:
#!     number:
#! coils:
#!   c_eject1:
#!     number:
#!   c_eject2:
#!     number:
#! ball_devices:
#!   bd_trough:
#!     eject_coil: c_eject1
#!     ball_switches: s_ball1
#!   bd_target:
#!     eject_coil: c_eject2
#!     ball_switches: s_ball2
    debug: true
    feeder_devices: bd_trough
    targets_when_active: playfield
    targets_when_inactive: bd_target
      0.7: diverter_d_diverter_activating
      0.2: diverter_d_diverter_deactivating

This diverter will not wait for the servo to reach the position. If you need that let us know in the forum.

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