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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 5. Making the Unit Mobile – Controlling Wheeled Movement

You can now talk to the board, and it can talk back. It can even see. Now, you will add the capability to move the entire project using wheels.

Mission briefing

Perhaps the easiest way to make your projects mobile is to add a wheeled platform. In this project, you will be introduced to some of the basics of controlling DC motors and using the BeagleBone Black to control the speed and direction of your wheeled platform.

Why is it awesome?

Even though you can talk to your board, and it can talk back and see, you need to make it mobile to really call it a robot. In this project, you'll learn how to attach your board, both mechanically and electrically, to a wheeled platform. Mobility—what ...

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