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I am about to wire up my motors for a first test. I don't have an R/C Tx Rx yet (maybe this afternoon) but I am also going to control this using a Microcontroller (Raspberry Pi) with a Web Interface.
I have written a basic test script in Python and am just trying to figure out how to send this over USB Serial to the Sabertooth.
With the powered chair motors that I have when there is no power the brakes are applied. So in my code before sending a command to turn the motor on (forward or back) do I need to send a command to disengage the brakes?
Also how would I set up emergency braking?
Here is my test code: (I think the serial port name is incorrect, I believe it should be 'ttyAMA0'
from time import sleep
ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyACMO', 9600) #enter correct port for serial
# write data to serial port
Hey budgebrewer, thx yes stress levels through the roof conning up with ripping the whole wheels out of it but to be honest it worked really really well and well and moved around a treat:) here are some pix so so many pix taken so yeah here is a few. Happy days.
For some reason my phone is having trouble uploading. Managed these two. I'll try from my laptop maybe tomorrow.
Thanks for the kind words, all!
At that time I still did my own darkroom work, one thing I rather miss in the digital age. Of course I wish it hadn't been so foggy that day but it's the nature of San Francisco geography. Still, having that mysterious atmosphere helped out a lot in hindsight.
I wouldn't mind an answer to this: was there actually an episode of Dr Who where the Second Doctor rode on the back of a Dalek? It was great seeing the new animation of "Power of the Daleks" but there was no Dalek riding that episode...
Bummer! Isn't that always the way. I let out an audible gasp when I read that post. Then there's the "it could have been worse" scenarios...
It looks like you need a pilot's licence to drive your machine!
Good luck at Supa ... hope we see some pics!