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How to assemble the PicoCon Motor Controller

How to assemble the PicoCon Motor Controller

A simple guide on how to assemble the PicoCon Motor Controller. Great for Raspberry Pi robots!   1. Lay out all of your components, make sure you're not missing anything 2. Solder the main IC chip - This is the chip in the center of the board. Make sure you line the side with the bump with the bump on the PCB. Do NOT spend too long with the soldering iron held against a pin as it may damage the chip. 2-3 seconds at most. 3. Next up, place the three screw terminal blocks into the PCB, again making sure to...

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How to program the PicoCon Motor Controller

How to program the PicoCon Motor Controller

There are two ways to program/use your new PicoCon motor controller: 1. Basic python software Each motor is directly controlled by two pins, each of which drives one side of the motor To make the motor go forwards, you make one pin high and the other pin low To make it reverse, you make the first pin low and the second pin high For the robot to go forwards both motors should be set to forwards Similarly to go backwards, both motors should be set to reverse If you set the left motor to forwards and the right motor to...

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How to assemble HotPi

How to assemble HotPi

The HotPi The HotPi is a Raspberry Pi add-on board created by Karl Lattimer and originally promoted through a successful Kickstarter project.  It is a multi-function board with some unique functions that I don’t think I have seen on any other board. Infra-Red Remote Control Transmitter and Receiver enabling you to control the Raspberry Pi with any IrDA remote control, like the one for your TV, and also to control other devices that have IrDA receivers, like your TV. A Full Colour Range RGB LED, which is a Light Emitting Diode that you can control the colour of.  You can use...

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How to assemble the Slice of Pi kit

How to assemble the Slice of Pi kit

A massive thank-you to Michael Horne (@recantha) for putting together these brilliant step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the Slice of Pi kit for the Raspberry Pi.   What you need Main Parts: Slice of Pi Kit Soldering iron Solder & soldering sponge Wire cutters Optional: Helping Hands Long-nose Pliers Assembly Instructions The Slice of Pi is a 3-in-1 product. It is primarily a prototyping board but also breaks out the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins to convenient female headers. It also features an area for plugging in an XBee-style board. It comes as a kit of parts: the PCB (printed circuit board), a 26-way female...

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How to assemble the Game of Life kit

How to assemble the Game of Life kit

A massive thank-you to Paul Brown (@smstextuk) for putting together these brilliant step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the Game of Life board.   What you need Main Parts: Game of Life kit Soldering iron Solder & soldering sponge Wire cutters Optional: Helping Hands Long-nose Pliers   Assembly Instructions 1. Starting from opening the packet sort everything out into groups, this will make assembly much easier.  2. Starting with the resistors fit them into the board r1 to r16, folding the legs as per picture will stop them falling out making them easier to solder.   3. Solder these in and cut the legs off so...

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