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| tags:Raspberry Pi robotics electronics

Secret project - MotorPiTX motor board

I soldered together my MotorPiTX motor controller today and fitted it to the robot:

A prototype robot with a MotorPiTX board on top of a Raspberry Pi

The robot with MotorPiTX board

It’s a hell of a lot neater than my original effort, and only trails one wire. It goes forwards and backwards now too. To the left of the blue relay near the top you can see my homemade heatsink attached to the voltage regulator:

Closeup of a heatsink made of meccano parts

Pro-spec heatsink

The robot in action, being driven by a Go program on the Raspberry Pi:


Next up, getting the camera working, and figuring out a better power supply/battery.