BeagleBone Blue - Drive Motor and Steering Servo Tests

 

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

The BeagleBone Blue is ready to go. https://beagleboard.org/blue

 

Available at http://www.newark.com/beagleboard/bbone-blue/beaglebone-blue-robotics-platform/dp/95Y0640?st=beaglebone%20blue

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

Front View of the BB Blue RTV (Road Test Vehicle)

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

Side View

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

Rear View

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

Top View.

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

Bottom View.

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

The motor is powered directly from the BB Blue via 2-Pin JST-ZH Connector.

The cable for the steering servo is also connected to the BB Blue.

beaglebone blue road test vehicle

Conversion of the steering mechanism was an interesting challenge.

 

Testing

 

This BB Blue is running the  latest Debian Strech IoT Image and the Robotics hardware API (libroboticscape).

 

https://beagleboard.org/latest-images

 

http://www.strawsondesign.com/#!manual-install

 

The following tests were performed with the vehicle elevated on a stand.

 

Steering Servo Test

 

Drive Motor Sweep Test at 0.3 motor duty.

Drive Motor Sweep Test at 0.5 motor duty.

Drive Motor running at 0.3 and 0.5 duty. Short pause between tests.

Torque from motor at 0.5 knocks vehicle from stand.

Drive Motor running at 0.5 and 1.0 duty, 100% BeagleBone Power.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned for updates.

 

Trent

ninjatrent