What is a Pid

What Is a pid? I have been seeing things about them but dont know what they are.


Probably the two most useful videos explaining PID, how to use them, as well as how it is important for programming mechanical components:


I’m confused what the point of them is

It’s one method of controlling outputs

PID is an algorithm used for motors to do extremely precise movements. I would highly suggest learning PID once you are roughly a sophomore or junior, as it can also help you with learning Calculus if you plan to take that class. Bear in mind, there are many many other types of control loops, but PID is the most popular due to its simplicity and ease-of-use.
Here explains what the P, the I, and the D means:

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