Raspberry Pi CM4 expansion board with ChatGPT-based voice control, motor control, powerful sensors, and tons of tutorials

Dec 05, 2023

Project update 6 of 8

Quiet, Fast, and Precise BLDC Motor Control with SaraKIT on Raspberry Pi

by Artur Majtczak

Hello SaraKIT Community,

This week, we’re diving into one of the most exciting aspects of the SaraKIT: BLDC motor control on Raspberry Pi. To give you a better idea, we’ve included a video demonstration at the beginning of this post.

In the video, we describe the application of BLDC motors using SaraKIT and compare them with other commonly used motors, such as stepper motors and servos. We show how easily you can control BLDC gimbal motors and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of solutions based on servos or stepper motors. I also demonstrate the difference in controlling gimbal motors with and without an encoder.

BLDC (Brushless DC) motors are the heart of many modern, high-efficiency, and precise applications.

Advantages of BLDC gimbal motors:

SaraKIT takes Raspberry Pi capabilities to a whole new level with BLDC motor control. Whether you’re building a robot, an automated tool, or any project requiring the finesse of motor control, SaraKIT provides the necessary hardware interface.

The integration of BLDC motor control with SaraKIT opens up countless possibilities. From DIY drones to automated camera mounts, and even intricate robotics projects - the precision and power of BLDC motors controlled by SaraKIT can bring your ideas to life in ways previously not possible.

BLDC motors, combined with the power of SaraKIT and Raspberry Pi, create a powerful tool for innovation and creativity. We can’t wait to see what our community will build with this amazing combination. As always, we encourage you to share your projects, ideas, and feedback.

Stay tuned for more updates, and happy building!

The SaraKIT Team

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