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DC Motor with Rosserial help

asked 2012-03-25 09:33:08 -0600

allenh1 gravatar image

I am trying to make a controllable arduino robot. Is there anyone out there who knows how to make a motor turn without a motor shield (Is a motor shield really necessary)? Also, I am getting encoders for the DFRobot 4WD robot

DFRobot 4WD Arduino-Compatible Platform w / Encoders

and wanted to write a ROS driver for it. I have an xbee radio I'd like to put to use with it too. I have never written a driver, so, for those with experience, help would be great! And tips, tutorials, or general advice welcome!


-Hunter A.

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answered 2012-07-24 16:25:54 -0600

Go to my site:

I have done exactly what you need. I have provided full documentation. Let me know if any questions.

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Hello @sks , I have questions for you, let me know if you are willing to answer them. Thank you gravatar image  ( 2018-07-19 13:31:39 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-03-25 12:40:24 -0600

Peter Heim gravatar image

Here is a link that helped me a lot i his latest ros driver is more for the maple but the rest is very good link text

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answered 2012-03-25 09:47:49 -0600

Kevin gravatar image

Well, you need some motor controller, you can buy a variety of them or build your own H-Bridge. Suggest you google how to build a simple robot, there are lots of examples. Also look on the Arduino website for examples of how to do this too. Start simple and work your way up to ROS.

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