I am going start a project on a Pico based smart vehicle. The project will be in many parts. The first part is summarized below.
Pico Smart Vehicle, Part 1 – Controlling a DC motor.
This project is on how to use the Rpi Pico with a DC motor controller, such as L298N, to drive a toy DC motor with a speed encoder, such as the N20.
This first part of the project is focused on Pico, Motor Controller, and DC motor.
Rpi4B or Pico-Top 4 would be used as the master controller to communicate with this motor controller, and also controllers of other actuators and senors.
- Compatible motors/cabling – Ltrain 2021may25
- N20 Gear Motor (50:1 Ratio, 460 rpm, with Encoder) – Servo City
- How to Use Your Raspberry Pi Pico With DC Motors (Using DRV8833, L298 or L9110S) – By Les Pounder, Tom’s Hardware 2021jan30