Monday, November 01, 2010

Controlling DC Motors from your Linux Box

Controlling DC Motors from your Linux Box: "Linux is the best general purpose operating system for controlling hardware. It allows fast and well-controlled access to Input/Output ports such as the parallel port and serial port as well as plug in cards. The Linux Gazette has two good articles on how to achieve this, see [1] and [2]. If you need real time response, consider the RTAI extension of Linux, again Linux Gazette has some very useful articles that use RTAI to achieve motor control [3], make a stroboscope [4], and use a joy-stick to control servo motors [5] ."