Chapter 3: Powering a Motor

In input/output on February 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

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The aim of this task was to modify the circuit to accommodate a motor. In order to do this, we needed to adjust the board to accommodate a transistor. The reason for this is because, unlike the LEDs used previously, the motor is too powerful for the board thus requiring a transistor to control it. In addition, we also got an understanding of how other components would work on the board.

The video above demonstrates that the code has been executed and the motor is running as required. A wooden wheel has been added to the motor in order to show that the motor is actually running; the motor running wouldn’t show on camera as it’s too small and detailed on its own.


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