Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) is a technique used for controlling the power given to electrical devices. The average power supplied is controlled by rapidly turning the supply on and off. Questions here concern driving PWM outputs from the Raspberry Pi.

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ESC control by RPi B to manage brushless motors via python

This post may be similar to other ones, but they didn't solve my problem: I've gor four Hobbywing Skywalker 40Amp ESCs, to control four brushless motors (these ones) to make a quadcopter. I plugged a ...
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How to initialize an ESC with python code [duplicate]

Hello everyone I am a newbie to this,but i have a really important issue.I cant make my brushless motor move,it kepps on beeping. I have connected it to an ESC and is trying to signal the ESC from the ...
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How to use pigpio to control a servo motor with a keyboard?

My aim is to be able to control a servo motor with my keyboard in a real time fashion using the python module of pigpio. That is, when I press say the 'w' key it rotates clockwise and when I press the ...
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how pifm pwm modulation works?

thanks in advance , i want to know how the pwm modulation of pifm works more precisely why the size of the buffer of data to be read in each iteration is 1024 bytes and how this buffer pcm data could ...
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Can I control this Pololu VNH5019 Motor Driver Carrier with a Raspberry Pi?

Do you see any reason why I should not be able to control this Pololu VNH5019 Motor Driver Carrier from a Raspberry Pi 2? So far I own neither an Arduino nor a Raspberry Pi, but I would like to build ...
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Multiple servo control RPi

I have written the following script to set positions for a single servo. import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time #set up pin 11 as an output GPIO.setmode (GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setup (11, GPIO.OUT) ...
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brushless motor speed control

I have successfully been able to turn the motors through the code pasted (found online). I am trying to adapt the code for a speed control, but it seems that the speed only goes to 100%, I have tried ...
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Raspberry pi with PS3 Controller

Hi I have used the following code for a specific movement for the servos. In my project I have 3 servos per nacelle (2 nacelles) to control the motions for the bicopter. I want to control the inputs ...
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RPi use in inverter

I am building a pure sine wave dc/ac inverter and looking at the possibility of using the Rpi to control the h-bridge. I need a sinusoidal encoded pwm signal at around 20kHz. So the pulses would ...
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Raspberry Pi with ESC and PS3 Controller

I am new to coding and I am trying to control ESCs through a PS3 controller which will be coded on the Raspberry Pi B+. I think this can be done, but i have read in a lot of places that I need to use ...
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Special PWM files are not found on Raspberry Pi 2

I just got my Raspberry Pi 2 B (V1.1) and wanted to fool around with the Sunfounder starter kit a bit. The "sunfounder kit" is a learning kit with a couple of electronic elements (bread-board, ...
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Raspberry Python Libraries

I am currently working with a Raspberry Pi (Model B+) and have some experience with Arduino (and it's derivates). Now, there are three Libs for GPIO access with Python for the Pi: WiringPi ...
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Creating a 0-10V voltage range for ballasts using Raspberry PI and amplifiers [closed]

I have been working on automating my house and i was looking to dim and brighten the lights (not only led) using ballasts which require input voltage of range 0 to 10v DC depending on which the light ...
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Control DC Motor with Servo Controller

My goal is to control 2 DC motors independently with my Raspberry Pi. I already have the motors along with 2 ESCs (from old RC cars). As far as I know you can control the motor speed with a PWM signal ...
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Simple DC Solenoid Valve Circuit, How to size components?

I'm trying to build a circuit controlled by a 3.3V GPIO pin on a raspberry pi to open / close a 12VDC Solenoid Valve. Part of me feels I'm in over my head and I should back away slowly, but hopefully ...
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I'm looking for a serial input type “polychromatic” LED as an output for my raspberry pi. Does such a device exist?

Forgive any potential neologisms, but I would like to acquire a light that can, say, display 64-256 different shades of color based off of a digital numerical input signal? It can be a usb light, but ...
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How is it possible to make hardware pwm more precise?

Hello 1st of all this is my 1st question here :P i started building a drone (quad) and i was wondering if i will have any problems with the accuracy of the signal i am going to send to the esc's. ...
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Is it possible to expand the PWM signal?

I'm looking at the WS2812B LEDs and I've noticed that it is possible to control the LEDs by an external library (https://learn.adafruit.com/neopixels-on-raspberry-pi/software). But, this only drives a ...
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Default duty cycle of hardware PWM using wiring-pi

I spent quite some time, but I wasn't able to find the answer (and found other interesting sources like changing pwm frequency 1 and changing the frequency 2), and I lack the equipment to find out by ...
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RGB LEDs control over Web

I want to control my RGB Leds via Browser and pi-blaster. But I am helpless as a programmer. So I installed node.js and pi-blaster and the pi-blaster.js extension in node.js I made an HTML page with a ...
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Controlling Brushed Motor ESC from the raspberry Pi

I've tried solutions from similar problems, but none of them gave me any usable results. I'm trying to control those http://www.ebay.com/itm/311177661450 ESCs with Raspberry Pi. I have tried ...
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Can pins 18 and 21 be used to power two DC motors with one L293D

I see that adafruit has a tutorial running one dc motor on pin 18 with L293D and I have done this sucessfully. My goal is to run two DC motors without adding additional hardware, I see pin 21 is ...
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What register do I use to control the PWM clock on the BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi?

What is the register used for setting a divisor on the PWM clock on the BCM2835? I looked at the data sheet (Raspberry-Pi-BCM2835-ARM-Peripherals) - but couldn't find this information. But this ...
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PWM-based controlling an LED-strip using transistors, circuitry problems [closed]

I know there are some similar questions out there, but I'm really new to electronics and unfortunately they didn't provide me help. I want to control a tricolor LED strip (being able to dim each of ...
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How to get RPi to generate a triangle wave, then outputting a PWM signal

I want my Raspberry Pi B+ Model to generate a triangle wave and output a PWM signal from one of the GPIO pins, but I'm not sure how to go about doing this. All I want it to do is add some small length ...
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PWM to control brightness on i2c LED backpack?

I have something similar to this, it works, but it's too bright! I am aware that LED brightness can be controlled by pulse width modulation, but I don't know if I can safely do that with an LED ...
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Control dc motor using GPIO.PWM problem

I'm trying to make a small remote controlled car with the raspberry pi and attached two small dc motors to it, using the L239D chip. When testing without the remote control (which is a simple android ...
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How to write to /dev/servoblaster from Python script?

I'm working on a RPI controlled quadcopter. The PWM is generated by ServoBlaster. I've written a Python script to control the motors' speed. Assume that I'm using GPIO4 to control the motor. If I want ...
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RPIO does not work on Python 3, only in Python 2.7

I've installed RPIO library to my RPI following these instructions: $ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools $ sudo easy_install -U RPIO I'm trying to run this code (test.py): from RPIO import PWM ...
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Is it possible to use GPIO's simultaneously?

I'm interested in using raspberry to control a number of brushless motors. PWM should be executed parallely to work in needed rate. As far as I've heard, RPi provides only consequent requests to ...
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Beginning with servos and PWM

As a way into getting myself back into learning more about electronics I'm trying to figure out how not to screw up configuring an Adafruit 16-Channel 12-bit PWM/Servo Driver with my pi. It's been ...
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PWM Control on Raspberry PI

Alright so I understand this question is fairly saturated, but my use in pwm is for two differing pieces of hardware. (Sourced from: https://www.modmypi.com/blog/raspberry-pi-gpio-en-franais) From ...
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Quadrocopter Motor Movement

A friend and I are trying to build a raspberry pi-powered quadrocopter. We've ordered four ESCs, four motors, and the Pi, but we're having trouble getting a motor to actually move. The motor makes a ...
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Can't PWM LED on pin 18

Using this code, I can't use PWM on the pi. It's modified off of a Linux user article. import time import RPi.GPIO as GPIO led = 18 GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) GPIO.setup(led, GPIO.OUT) ...
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I2Cs for temperature senors and multiple PWM outs

EDIT: Rewrite, this is why you don't write questions after not sleeping for two days (wait what day is it?) I have a whole bunch of 12V 4 pin (pwr, grnd, tach, pwm) fans I'd like to manually control, ...
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Can I control this ESC/Brushless Motor with a Raspberry Pi and/or Arduino

My friend and I have been reading up on articles talking about controlling ESC/Brushless Motors from a Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Articles i've read give caution on the idea that controlling such ...
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Controlling a servo and playing sounds

I've got a serious problem about Pi. It is - I can play sound just fine with a python script either with: import pygame pygame.mixer.init() pygame.mixer.Sound("...").play() or: import os ...
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More Software PWM [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project which requires more than one PWM signals for my LED drivers. I'm not looking for any additional hardware for this and so my focus is mainly on software PWM. Based ...
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Raspbian crashing after servo.stop_servo()

I have a servo connected to my RPi and I try PWM.Servo's capabilities. The program below does what it should - but after execution it crashes system (it doesn't respond to any input, no animations, ...
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How can I control the PWM via the sysfs

I want to set the PWM for some tests with a tricolored LED. I want to be able to set it up via the sysfs interfaces but I'm having a very hard time finding any information on how to do this. What is ...
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Problem with PWM, running DC motor using L298 H bridge(using RPi.GPIO python module)

This picture shows the code i am using to run back and forth a dc motor for specified time and it works well, no problem with this.! Problem is here, as soon as i switch on my Pi and try to run the ...
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Controlling Multiple analog RGB 12V led strips

I need to control several (5 to 10) analog RGB strips which have a separate power supply at 12V or 24V. Just like this one for example. I need to control the intensity of each colour channel for each ...
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How to generate a PWM signal with Visual Basic? [closed]

Please help me to get PWM signal (three LEDs) from raspberry pi by using Visual Basic. I have a problem to generate pulse signal from raspberry pi wirelessly. What I want to do is using a program to ...
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controlling 50 piranha rgb leds

I'm a total newb looking for some help. I've got a bunch of piranha rgb leds. I wrote a program using wiringpi, hooked up 10x leds, and it all works fine. However, won't adding more leds be a problem? ...
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How to control a Traxxas XL-5 ESC directly from the GPIO?

I am trying to control the ESC (Electronic Speed Control) of my Traxxas RC car with my raspberry pi (rev.2). I have been looking through the internet and while I can find some projects that seem to ...
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1 motor spradically stops when going forward

I've based my software on the "Linux User & Developer" (issue 132) robot tutorial (my source code can be found here) and hardware connections according to Adafruits PWM tutorial. The problem is ...
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PWM not found in Occidentalis v0.2

I'm trying to get my DC motor to work according to this tutorial from Adafruit: I'm running Occidentalis v0.2 (from day 1, which was some 4 months ago) and never had a similar issue. This is the ...
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Controlling a servo with hardware PWM using wiringPi

I tried controlling the servo with softPwm using the wiringPi Library but this made the servo stutter. Therefore I want to use the hardware PWM pin on the Raspberry Pi (GPIO18) with the wiringPi ...
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PWM input in Raspberry Pi

Is there a way to read a PWM signal from the pins on Raspberry Pi? I tried googling it, but I only found PWM output, and not input.
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What is the best way to increase digital i/o lines on Pi?

In one of my project I need 6 PWM outputs, 12 digital IO and around 6 analog inputs to be controlled by PI. What are some of the best options available to increase the IO capability of PI? For PWM, I ...