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MotorCape and the BBBW Can Make Motors Move!

Making some motors move for starters w/ Flask, Python, HTML, Bootstrap, and things! Enjoy!

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MotorCape and the BBBW Can Make Motors Move!

Things used in this project

Hardware components

BeagleBone Black Wireless
BeagleBoard.org BeagleBone Black Wireless
×1
BeagleBoard.org MotorCape
×1
DC motor (generic)
×2
12v Lead Acid Battery
×1
Adafruit male DC power adapter
×1

Software apps and online services

systemd service file
debian
BeagleBoard.org images for the BeagleBoneBlack and variations
Flask
Bootstrap
Python

Story

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Schematics

The BBB.io People and GHI Make the MotorCape a Reality!

Look at its glory and use it!

motocape

Do it and doing it are two separate things...

Code

Some software...

Python
I found this software from a fellow on #beagle from Freenode...
import Adafruit_BBIO.GPIO as GPIO
import Adafruit_BBIO.PWM as PWM
import time

# definitions

m1_pwm = "P9_16"
m1_dir = "P8_18"
m2_pwm = "P9_14"
m2_dir = "P8_16"
m3_pwm = "P8_13"
m3_dir = "P8_14"
m4_pwm = "P8_19"
m4_dir = "P8_26"

pwm_freq = 2000

# initialization

GPIO.setup( m1_dir, GPIO.OUT )
GPIO.setup( m2_dir, GPIO.OUT )
GPIO.setup( m3_dir, GPIO.OUT )
GPIO.setup( m4_dir, GPIO.OUT )

PWM.start( m1_pwm, 0, pwm_freq )
PWM.start( m2_pwm, 0, pwm_freq )
PWM.start( m3_pwm, 0, pwm_freq )
PWM.start( m4_pwm, 0, pwm_freq )


# tests

GPIO.output( m1_dir, GPIO.LOW )  # m1 forward direction
time.sleep(10)
PWM.set_duty_cycle( m1_pwm, 100 )  # m1 full speed
time.sleep(10)
PWM.set_duty_cycle( m1_pwm,  50 )  # m1 half speed
time.sleep(10)
PWM.set_duty_cycle( m1_pwm,   0 )  # m1 stop
time.sleep(10)

GPIO.output( m1_dir, GPIO.HIGH )  # m1 reverse direction
time.sleep(10)
PWM.set_duty_cycle( m1_pwm, 100 )  # m1 full speed
time.sleep(10)
PWM.set_duty_cycle( m1_pwm,  50 )  # m1 half speed
time.sleep(10)
PWM.set_duty_cycle( m1_pwm,   0 )  # m1 stop
time.sleep(10)

motocape

This is a batch of ideas relating to the MotorCape from GHI and BeagleBoard.org.

Credits

De Funct

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