The ZeroBorg is our add on board for controlling motors using the Raspberry Pi Zero. It's small size means it fits neatly below a Raspberry Pi Zero and opens up endless possibilities for tiny robot designs.
The ZeroBorg can control up to 4 motors independently and is stackable via I2C, so you can keep adding ZeroBorgs (and our other compatible I2C boards) to control additional motors!
ZeroBorg is fully customisable, so you can match your ZeroBorg to your project you're making! The following optional add-ons are compatible with the ZeroBorg:
The ZeroBorg "Complete" includes all of the above optional add-ons (5V Regulator, IR Sensor & Battery Clip) fully soldered and ready to go! We also provide the bare ZeroBorg Board only for advanced users looking for a fully customisable option!
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Each ZeroBorg has:
4 full H-Bridges
Capability of driving 4 motors or 2 stepper motors
2A peak or 1.5A RMS per bridge
An on board fast blow fuse at 5A
Designed to run off a 9V power source Max range 2.7V to 10.8V (To power the RPi Zero 7V minimum)
2 analogue inputs, which are great for sensors
I2C communication, allowing daisy chaining to other boards
Fully soldered and ready to use.
This complete model is a fully populated ZeroBorg and has the following additional features:
DCDC regulator which powers the Raspberry Pi Zero
Infrared sensor allowing control from most TV remotes
9V battery clip (PP3) for powering the Raspberry Pi Zero and the ZeroBorg
Supplied with the 9V and daisy-chain header soldered ready to use (unsoldered option also available)
I get power to the Pi Zero using PP3 9V Battery. I ran I2C-Tools and it show the board at address 0x40. Bus Scan function could find a board. I change the Bus from 1 to 0 in ZeroBorg.py no success. Any suggest on what to do next? One last the red led on ZeroBorg only comes on during initial power up (i.e. when I connect the battery), should it be on the whole time. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.