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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics by Richard Grimmett

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Chapter 2. Building a Basic Tracked Vehicle

Now you will add the capability to move the entire project using wheels. Perhaps the easiest way to make your project mobile is to use a vehicle with two tank tracks. In this chapter, you will be introduced to the basics of controlling DC motors and use the BeagleBone Black to control the speed and direction of your tracked platform.

In this chapter, you will be doing the following:

  • Using a motor controller to control the speed of your tracked vehicle
  • Controlling your mobile platform programmatically using the BeagleBone Black
  • Using voice commands to control your tracked vehicle

Choosing the tracked platform

The first step in building your mobile robot is to pick your tracked vehicle platform. There are several ...

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