Is there a way to program a robot with python (ex, an electric motor, control it's speed, etc)

John Nagle nagle at animats.com
Mon Jul 9 02:14:35 CEST 2007


socialanxiety at gmail.com wrote:
> i hope someone here can help me.
> 
> basically, me and my friend have a summer project.
> 
> in this project, we need something that would basically function as a
> blender. we know we'll need to buy a motor that spins, but what we're
> having trouble with is figuring out how to program it. we want to be
> able to control the speed of the motor. how would we accomplish this?
> 
> i'm new to all of this, so i'm having a hard time wrapping my mind
> around how it'd be possible to program one of those things :\
> 
> ex: what if i want the motor to turn for 10 seconds. stop for 5. then
> turn the other direction.
> 
> would you program it the same way you would on a personal computer
> (via c, python, etc)?

    Try "comp.robotics.misc" for the basics of robot motor control.

					John Nagle



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