Questions tagged [dc-motor]

DC motors are commonly used in robotics and vehicles. They come in brushed and brushless versions; the latter also includes stepper motors. Note they are distinct from servos, for which there is a separate tag.

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motor won't stop

I built a buggy: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/build-a-buggy/2 it seems like it works correctly, except the motor doesn't stop even when I run robby.stop() is there some other command ...
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Raspberry pi robot wheels not moving

I need some help with a Raspberry Pi robot I am attempting to put together. I'm using an L298N h-bridge to manage both DC motor wheels. I have a simple python script on the Pi which should simply ...
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How to connect components of an RC (and rPi) car to the battery safely?

I am building an RC car from scratch. I have a 6v motor with an appropriate mdb, a 5v hobby servo, a raspberry pi zero w, and an 2200mAh 11.1v 50 C battery. I will upgrade the motor to a higher ...
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How to connect a M24 Multi Pin Connector to a Raspberry Pi

How do i connect a M24 Multipin Motor Plug Wire that is coming from a brushless motor to a raspberry Pi , I know i need to use an ESC however the wires attached to my brushless motor is a multipin ...
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Wiring DC Motor Controller board to Raspberry Pi 3

I have a fried Pie :( I used a 12 V power supply to this setup. Can you tell me what I did wrong. Here is my sample code in python: IN1- gpio18 / IN2 - gpio27 / EN - gpio5 GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) ...
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Sg 5010 servo 360 degree modification not working [closed]

As per the video tutorials out there, I opened the motor, took out the potentiometer and measured its resistance at max. Its a b5k pot so it measured 5kohm I put 2.5k ohm from each pin (s and -) and ...
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Controlling 28byj48 bipolar convert with l293d ic

So I'm having issues with controlling the motor with this ic. I have got it to work when it was unipolar with the uln2003. I slit the red wire so there are only 4,two windings. Measured ohms across ...
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Controlling a High Power 13V DC Motor with in-built Hall Effect sensor

I am a beginner with electronics and RPi. I have a Brushed DC Motor that runs at a constant 13V and draws about 4-5 A while running and about 18-20 A at stall. It also has a single Hall effect sensor ...
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Why don't my motors rotate?

I know I asked this question before, but this time I will give a more clearer description. I have been using the raspberry pi for approximately 6 months now. I am making a very simple robot car that ...
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Why isn’t my Raspberry Pi motor spinning?

I have used the raspberry pi for almost 5 months now, so I could say I am new. Everything was fine at the start but when I built a car my motors will not spin. I am using DC motors (approximately 9V)...
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part incompatibilities

I am trying to control a 4.5V motor with a pi. I am going to use this to control the motor: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-L298N-Dual-H-Bridge-DC-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Controller-Board-Arduino/...
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Control 12V motor from 3.3V GPIO with external 12V Power Supply

I have a 12V motor, which I need to control from my Raspberry Pi (through the RaspiRobot Board). However, the RaspiRobot Board gives me only 3.3V for the motor. At the same time, I have a 12V adapter ...
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L298N not working anymore

This is an image of how I had it routed up, it was working just fine until I attempted to add a rocker switch. I used the 2 pin on/off rocker switch that came with my smart car kit (https://www.ebay....
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Control motors and servos simultaneously (Python)

I have a Raspberry Pi 2B+ and some knowledge of Python. I need to control a DC motor, two servos and a LED simultaneously. The requirements are: Must control two servos, a LED and at least 1 DC ...
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Tinkering with environment variables

i want to run my pi headless, and only wire up some switches via gpio to operate it. i want it to monitor 3 switches, and tell if theyre high or low, and react accordingly. it should be launched every ...
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How to control Arduino Uno using Raspberry Pi after image processing is done?

I am working on a project which is basically a robot car to collect garbage after the image in front of it is determined as Garbage (image processing using Raspberry Pi). I want my car movements to be ...
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How best to power a motor hat asking for 6-12V for just two DC motors

I purchased a Waveshare Motor Hat because it has the nice Pi Zero size, extra long headers, and already has headers and blocks soldered, all for less than $13. https://www.waveshare.com/motor-driver-...
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Single power supply to RP3 and Adafruit Motor Hat

I have a project that includes a RP3 and an Adafruit motor hat (https://www.adafruit.com/product/2348), with 2 5v stepper motors (https://www.adafruit.com/product/858). In the guide they state the ...
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How to control speed of dc motor using servoblaster

Im using servoblaster in pcm mode and setting pulsewidth from code for turning my servos position to desired angle. But my question is, cant i use it for controlling the speed of dc motor. I read some ...
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Can this DC Motor Driver feed my RPi?

I've bought this motor driver, which features a 5v output pin. I connected this and the ground pins to a micro-USB adapter, so that I could use a 2-cell LiPo battery to power the driver and the driver ...
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Can I power a raspberry pi and motor hat from the same source?

I have a raspberry pi 3 and an Adafruit motor hat. The motor hat is powered from a 24v wall plug adapter while the pi is powered from a 5v one. I'd like to save a wall outlet and cleanup the wires (...
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Powering Motor with Raspberry pi and h-bridge

I am trying to control a 3-6 volt motor with a raspberry pi and h-bridge. I have a separate power source for my pi and my motors. I have tried a 6v, 9v, and 12v power source. However, the motor ...
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Why does my raspberry pi zero w crashes when controlling a DC motor with an L9232D and a 9g Servo motor?

I use this simple circuit to control a DC motor with an L293D, and a 9g servo motor with a Raspberry PI Zero W: I use the simple following code to test the circuit: from time import sleep import RPi....
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Raspberry Pi DC Motor Not Working

So, I am attempting to control a DC motor using a RPi Model 2B. I am using a l293d motor driver to try to control the motor and a 4 AA battery holder. The diagram is supposed to look like this ...
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Raspberry Pi Error: AttributeError: module 'l293d.driver' has no attribute to 'motor'

So, I am trying to use my RPi model 2B to control a DC motor with an l293d controller. I have moved onto the python3 script and imported the 'l293d' module. Here is my code... import l293d.driver ...
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L298N Not working with 4 x AA Batteries

I have a 6V motor attached to a HiLetgo Module L298N Dual H Bridge and controlled via two Raspberry Pi 3B GPIO pins (current just using HIGH & LOW). If I use a 5V power supply from my Raspberry ...
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Incorrect Encoder tick counts using Raspberry Pi

Hi I have a DC motor with encoder which has a PPR count of 990 (No load RPM = 107). However, I tried to read the number of ticks (on a Raspberry Pi 3B) by rotating the wheel 1 turn and I get a PPR ...
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Motor driving using template matching using python and opencv on Rapberry pi

I want to drive a motor when my template is matched, I have written code of template matching but can't figure out how to drive the motor with it. This is my code: import cv2 import numpy as np ...
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Updated info/software/advice on using Raspberry Pi to control stepper motor drivers

It's been almost a year since the last posting in here covering this topic - are there any newer examples or libraries that you (Joan or anyone) know of that do the acceleration ramp, constant run-...
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Raspberry PI Relay power motor [closed]

Does anyone happen to have a similar example for a python code when pressing a button a relay is turned on which is powering a motor to open a gate for 5 seconds and then closes by giving a signal to ...
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DC Motor With PI 3 without l293d [closed]

I have explored the web looking for controlling my 2 dc motors without l293d or something like that.. I couldn't understand why I need it and couln't find project without it or something familiar.. ...
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Raspberry Pi controlling motors?

Disclaimer: Im still new to the Pi and world of electronics, and google is giving me mixed results Im going to be attempting to build a robot with the raspberry pi. The question is how is the pi at ...
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GPIO is not giving maximum 3v3 output

I have a raspberry pi model B, NO B+ OR 2B, jus the model B. I am using it as a brain for a robot but I’m having a little trouble with the motors. I am using the GPIO pins to power it but when I set ...
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Button Press Controls [closed]

I'm trying to write a robot drive python script. There are two variations of this code. To go when the button is pressed, and stop when the button is unpresed. To go when the button is pressed, and ...
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digital pot motor control

I a using a MOT-B24400 motor which has a built in controller and only needs an external 5k pot to control the speed, plus power of course. I have this wired to a relay with a button to send a signal ...
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Where can I find the “PiMotor” library?

The Motor Shield from SB Components needs the 'import' of "Pi Motor" but after several lengthy searches I am still unable to find it. Any suggestions please.
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Best settings to drive a DC 24V motor with PWM [closed]

I'm driving a 24V motor like this using this motor driver connected to a RPi B+. I'm controlling it with Python and PWM with the following snippet: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO from time import sleep ...
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Raspberry Pi 3: DC motor power supply problem

I'm newbie in electronics. I'm joining RPi's world through a starter learning kit but there's a wiring incongruity in DC Motor lesson: In the 1st image there's only RPi's 3.3V power. In the 2nd image ...
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Raspberry controlled fraction collector - what would be the best set?

I was thinking about building a self-assembled easy to use fraction collector controlled by raspberry. A Fraction collector is a piece of equipment used in liquid chromatography which has some tubes ...
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Turning motor on and off from webserver

I have Apache server running on my pi. I send a httprequest from my Java app to the server to turn the motor on and off by executing a pyhton script. PHP code on the server: <?php if(isset($_POST[...
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Simultaneous servo control on RPi 3?

I am building a project wherein I'll be controlling four servos using the Raspberry Pi 3. I wanted to control each pair of servos simultaneously (as in, when one servo is moving to a specified angle, ...
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Why can I drive a motor from the 3.3V pin but not a GPIO?

I have a peristaltic pump which is rated 6V, 30mA that, when plugged into the 3.3V GPIO (& ground of course), runs smoothly. When I code a GPIO to drive the same motor it doesn't move. I measure ...
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How to find a suitable `herz` value for a Low Inertia Solar Motor [closed]

I would like to use a Low Inertia Solar Motor-1820 RPM with the Raspberry Pi. More specifically, I want to control its speed using pulse width modulation (PWM) as is explained in this video ...
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Raspberry Pi_SaberTooth 2X12 and simple serial

I'm trying to control a SaberTooth 2x12 connected to my Pi3. Based my Google research it seemed the best method was Simple Serial. I configured the Pi for Serial in raspi-config. Set the dip switches ...
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ESC Control with RPi GPIO Pins

Ok so, I’m going to be using a pi zero and an esc to control a brushless motor based on a Bluetooth controller input. Basically, I want to know how via python I can control the esc. I heard using gpio ...
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What will happen if I put my ESC's BEC black wire to ground and yellow/white wire to 5v pin directly

I wanted to do some experiment with raspi, ESC and BLDC motor. I am able to run my motor using servo tester. But I was curious what will happen if I connect ESC's BEC to Raspi's GND and 5v output ...
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Coding a GUI in python and driving stepper motor by user input

I am hoping to use my Raspberry Pi 3 in a senior project for my mechancical engineering program. I want to use the pi to drive a vice like fixture to predetermined positions by connecting a stepper ...
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Motor running slow using PWM

I'm new to PWM. This is my motor and controller. When I have the jumper in (ENA pins: I assume this gives the PWM pin the full 5V, as that is what the controller board runs on). My 6V 47 RPM motor ...
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Trouble using Pi's GPIO pin PWM to control ESC powered by separate battery

Can I use my Raspberry Pi to provide the PWM controlling my ESC, but have the ESC powered by a separate battery? The ESC I'm using is "A1S 3A Blheli 1S Super Mini Brushless ESC". It's awesome. And it ...
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rPi2 model B v1.1 smoke comes out near power port

I am trying to control 2 motors using the E-gizmo Motor driver shield but suddenly smoke comes out near the power port of the raspberry pi 2 so I immediately unplugged the power supply. After that, I ...