Monthly Archives: July 2012

L298N

Things are moving slowly but the project is gradually moving ahead.

I have now pretty much completed my “hello world” project of using a Raspberry Pi to monitor a build server and update some LED lights depending on its status. It’s working pretty well.

The next big thing now is to connect the RPi to the motors of the Mr. Basic platform (or any DC motors, really). My original plan was to use the Gertboard for this. But seeing as the Gertboard has yet to be released, I’m going to attempt to do this using the L298N motor controller instead:

The order has been placed. And I’m now just waiting.

In the meantime, I’ll also need to get the wifi adapter working. It looks like the RPi is struggling to provide enough power for it, so I may have to power it using a separate powered USB HUB.