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PicoBorg - Build

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 19, 2017 .
DC motors, fans and solenoids If you are connecting DC motors, these will need to have a stall current less than 2.0A per motor M1+ M1- {motor 1} M2+ M2- {motor 2} M3+ M3- {motor 3} M4+ M4- {motor 4} V+ {power supply...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 19, 2017 .
Main Examples Download instructions here. 4dc.py This is a simple terminal script for providing user toggling of the 4 drives. It uses the rpi.gpio library for commanding the GPIO pins and a simple interface which allows you to type...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 19, 2017 .
Installation issues Permission denied, file not found, 404 or similar: There are a few possible causes of this: Out of disk space: We have occasionally seen this with people who have smaller SD cards, check by using df If...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 19, 2017 .
Main examples Please note that this installation expects you to be connected to the internet, it will download RPi.GPIO and WiringPi for using GPIO from Python. mkdir ~/picoborg cd ~/picoborg wget...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 18, 2017 .
With PicoBorg, you can turn on and off fans, motors, solenoids, relays etc. from your Raspberry Pi. There are 4 low side drivers so you can turn on and off 4 devices One is connected to the RPi PWM pin, so you can vary duty cycle (normally...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 18, 2017 .
Nobody likes it when computers overheat, especially when you venture into the realms of over-clocking! So we thought it would be great if you could setup a fan for a Raspberry Pi to work the same way they do in a laptop, turning on when it...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 18, 2017 .
Everybody likes technology, even pets do! We thought it would be great if you could setup a Raspberry Pi to feed a pet at certain times of day, and a controlled amount. Thanks to Tristan Linnell for the idea :) We will use a PicoBorg to...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 18, 2017 .
We controlled our PicoBorg from a remote keyboard control previously using RemoteKeyBorg, but what about using a joystick or gamepad instead? Well it seems like a good idea to us, so we thought we would make an example to get you going. This...

Posted by in Build, PicoBorg - Build on October 18, 2017 .
Want to be able to control your PicoBorg from another Raspberry Pi or computer, then you want RemoteKeyBorg! RemoteKeyBorg is a pair of scripts that allow a Raspberry Pi with a PicoBorg to expose itself on the network and another to command...