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BeagleBone Robotic Projects by Richard Grimmett

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Creating a program in Linux to control the mobile platform

Now that you can control your servos using basic commands, let's control them using a program.

Prepare for lift off

So, you know that you can talk to your servo motor controller and set your servos. In this section, you'll create a Python SW program that will let you talk to your servos a bit more intuitively. You'll issue commands that tell a servo to go to a specific angle, and it will go to that angle. You can then add a set of such commands to allow your legged mobile robot to lean left, lean right, or even take a step forward.

Engage thrusters

Let's start with a simple program that will make your legged mobile robot's servos go to 90 degrees. This should be somewhere close to the middle ...

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