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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Controlling your mobile platform programmatically using the BeagleBone Black

Now that you have your basic motor controller functionality up and running, you need to connect both motor controllers to the BeagleBone Black. This task will cover this, and then show you how to control your entire platform programmatically.

Prepare for lift off

Now you'll hook up both motor controllers to the battery power supply and motors. Let's start with the motor controllers. The screw-type connectors on your motor controllers make this easy and help you avoid any soldering.

First, run the battery connectors to the VIN and GND connections on one of the motor controllers. Then, take one of the two small lengths of the jumper wire and place that in the VIN connector, ...

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