Arminas
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Raspberry Pi 1 controlled RC Car.

Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:06 pm

Hello, I have a Raspberry Pi 1 (c) 2011.12 and I want to control a RC car with It. I will later put a 4G usb dongle and VPN client to access It from anywhere, but I have no knowledge of python and connecting stuff through GPIO pins on raspberry Pi. Can someone help me connect raspberry pi to a rc car which has 2 motors (1 for forward/reverse, 1 for turning, voltage approx. 3-4 volts.)?

I found this thread: https://www.instructables.com/Raspberry ... Fi-RC-Car/,
using L298N Motor Drive Controller, but some of the links seem outdated, will It work with my RPi 1?

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Re: Raspberry Pi 1 controlled RC Car.

Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:12 pm

Arminas wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:06 pm
Hello, I have a Raspberry Pi 1 (c) 2011.12 and I want to control a RC car with It. I will later put a 4G usb dongle and VPN client to access It from anywhere, but I have no knowledge of python and connecting stuff through GPIO pins on raspberry Pi. Can someone help me connect raspberry pi to a rc car which has 2 motors (1 for forward/reverse, 1 for turning, voltage approx. 3-4 volts.)?

I found this thread: https://www.instructables.com/Raspberry ... Fi-RC-Car/,
using L298N Motor Drive Controller, but some of the links seem outdated, will It work with my RPi 1?


It isn't directly about Robots, but maybe start by looking at https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... -computing to get a grasp of the basics of connecting things like motors to an RPi board.

There is a similar project about building a robot buggy: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/pro ... ld-a-buggy


Edit: to add - The current (March 2021) release of the recommended RasPiOS Operating System will run on your older RPi board. The thing to watch out for is the compatibility of the 26-way header which has some small differences from the 40-way header on later models. See https://pinout.xyz/

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