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Practical Arduino Engineering by Harold Timmis

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C H A P T E R  3

Robot Engineering Requirements: Controlling Motion

Well, you have finally made it to the good stuff. In this chapter, we will be discussing motor control, a very important part of robotic design that will be used throughout this book. Motor control allows us to give a robot life, but we will not simply be pushing a button to control out robot. Instead, per a hypothetical customer's request, we will be controlling the motor speed and direction through serial communication.

We can accomplish this using an H-bridge and a hex inverter. The H-bridge will be used to drive two motors and the hex inverter will be used to convert a signal from 0 to 1 (1 to 0). The company wants each of the comma-separated parameters to go to these specific ...

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