Guides Updated: Adafruit DRV8833 and TB6612 DC/Stepper Motor Driver Breakouts #AdafruitLearningSystem #Adafruit #CircuitPython @Adafruit
Step one bi-polar or uni-polar stepper motor with up to 1.2A per channel using the DRV8833 or the TB6612 using CircuitPython!
These two guides have only had Arduino examples… until now! We’ve added a Python and CircuitPython page to both guides that explains how to install the Adafruit CircuitPython Motor library on either a microcontroller or a Raspberry Pi, shows you how to wire each board up to a Metro M4 or a Raspberry Pi, and includes a full example that goes through many features of the library. All of this is now available to help you get started controlling your stepper motor.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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