thecanmanisback2
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both motors only moving a tiny bit

Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:57 am

I made a very simple buggy: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... ld-a-buggy

I made it the first time, wrote a python program, success.

I bough a new chassis and reused all of the hardware from the first buggy to make a new buggy with that chassis: failure

When I plug in only the left motor it runs as the program says, but when I plug in the right motor too both motors make a tiny and short noise as if they were trying to move but do not have enough power. I tried with another motor and the same thing happens. The batteries have only been used a for a total of around 8 minutes. Does anyone know why the second motor barely moves and makes the other motor barely move along with it?

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Imperf3kt
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Re: both motors only moving a tiny bit

Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:36 am

Have you checked the voltage of the batteries (while in use), they might simply be drained.

8 minutes sounds about right for a small battery pack.
What kind of batteries are you using? How have you wired them, exactly as the guide says, or using different components?
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