hyperfeel
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Re: Gertbot

Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:03 pm

Hi,

I have a setup with RPi 3 model B+, two Gertbots and several stepper motors. Is there a way to identify the stepper motors currently connected to the Gertbot and show a list of their respective board/channel IDs using Python 3? I want to implement this into my software so that the user can select the stepper motors from a list, rather than enter the details themselves.

Thanks!

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Gert van Loo
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Re: Gertbot

Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:35 pm

No, unfortunately not.
You can find out if boards are connected and what ID they have,
but you can not simply scan if something is connected to the drivers.

If you are desperate you could try to somehow force a high current peak through the output
and see if the short-circuit detection kicks in. But that is not always advisable nor always possible.

input
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Re: Gertbot

Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:15 am

Hello,

It is a long time ago that I used the Gertboard with the pi3b. But my question is can I use the Gertboard also with the pi zero.

Thanks

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Re: Gertbot

Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:27 pm

input wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:15 am
Hello,

It is a long time ago that I used the Gertboard with the pi3b. But my question is can I use the Gertboard also with the pi zero.

Thanks
sure! Why do you think there's a difference in the GPIO?

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