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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 positive/red} GND {power supply ground/negative/black} Stepper motor The...

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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 which drives to toggle, allowing you to toggle more than one at the same time. stepper.py Another terminal script, this time controlling a 6 wire stepper motor, connected as explained on the specification page.

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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 the Use% column reads 99 or 100% on rootfs you probably need to remove some files to free up space Unable to find file / 404: Most likely the...

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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 http://www.piborg.org/downloads/picoborg/examples.zip unzip examples.zip chmod +x install.sh ./install.sh Manual download: https://www.piborg.org/downloads/picoborg/examples.zip At the end of the install a desktop icon will appear for the example GUI, you should now be ready to go. General usage Please note that without any code running...

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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 vary speed). Update PicoBorg now comes with a 2A fuse and pull down resistors. Example uses 4 fans on/off control over all...

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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 gets too hot and turning off again when it is sufficiently cooled. We have a drive control board, PicoBorg, which should be plenty...

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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 control a 6 wire stepper motor, which when driven will rotate a fixed amount for each step (the angle is specific to...

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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 example will work with either a wired or wireless joystick, as long as the Raspberry Pi can see the joystick properly. Connecting...

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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 it. This example is intended to demonstrate using the keyboard left, up, and right keys to control a three wheel robot :)

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