How to control motors from Raspberry Pi with Adafruit DC Motor Controller and CircuitPython - hackster.io. SciJoy learned how to control DC motors with a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an Adafruit Feather Motor Controller board using CircuitPython. They learned how to use the TB6612FNG chip to drive the motors. That chip has two full h-bridge circuits to control the direction of the motors. The Feather also has a PCA9685 chip, which is a PWM driver. It communicates with the Raspberry Pi over I2C. The robot uses the Blinka library to translate between Python 3 and the CircuitPython libraries - YouTube.
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