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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Connecting the BeagleBone Black to the mobile platform using a servo controller

Now that you have a legged platform and a servo motor controller, you are ready to make your project walk!

Prepare for lift off

Before you begin, you'll need some background on servo motors. Servo motors are somewhat similar to DC motors; however, there is an important difference. While DC motors are generally designed to move in a continuous way—rotating 360 degrees at a given speed—servos are generally designed to move within a limited set of angles. In other words, in the DC motor world, you generally want your motors to spin with continuous rotation speed that you control. In the servo world, you want your motor to move to a specific position that you control.

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