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Getting Started with Maker Drive and Raspberry Pi


Besides interfacing Maker Drive with microcontroller, it also can be controlled by operating system controller like Raspberry Pi. This tutorial will show you how to setup and program your Pi to drive the DC motor using Maker Drive.

You may need to refer this tutorial first:

  1. Getting Started with Maker pHAT
  2. Getting Started with Maker Drive and micro:bit


This video will show you on how to get start with Maker Drive and Raspberry Pi.

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Hardware Preparation

Below is the list of items used in the video.

Wiring connection table.

Raspberry Pi Maker Drive DC Motor Battery
GPIO 17 Pin M1A
GPIO 18 Pin M1B
GPIO 27 Pin M2A
GPIO 22 Pin M2B
Terminal M1A DC Motor 1
Terminal M1B DC Motor 1
VB+ Positive
VB- Negative
Terminal M2A DC Motor 2
Terminal M2B DC Motor 2

Sample Code

This is sample code used in the video. Please run pigpio daemon on terminal (sudo pigpiod) before run the program.

Thank You


  1. Getting Started With Maker pHAT
  2. Getting Started With Maker Drive and micro:bit
  3. The pigpio Library

Thanks for reading this tutorial. If you have any technical inquiry, please post at Cytron Technical Forum.

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