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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Motor shield vs Motor driver

I'm building a simple robot and have a L298N motor drive board to sit between the Pi's 3.3v GPIO, the 5v battery pack and the motors. However I frequently see "motor shields" popping up. What is the ...
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Stepper motor troubles

I've been trying to setup my stepper motor with my RPI according to this guide: http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/07/stepper-motor-control-in-python/ However, nothing seems to be happening, have ...
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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 ...