Following the last post, I decided to connect a DC Motor to the PWM signal (the DC motor needs a motor controller as well, in this particular case i used the TI DRV8837). And there it goes:
- Beaglebone (with Angstrom) [how-to]
- ROS (meta-ros) [how-to]
- IMU (Invensense MPU9150 evaluation module)
- DC Motor and motor controller
Not that i consider myself an expert in robotics but let me call this simple example a Hello world in robotics (or, if you prefer Hello robot 😉 ). Why? Well, a robot is basically a device with computing power, sensors and actuators and that’s exactly what this setup has. Furthermore, using the Robot Operative System makes it super easy to attach new capabilities to the robot.
Hopefully this homemade fan robot will help me out survive this summer coding in Spain :).