I recently purchased a MotorCape mfg. by GHI and I cannot get this thing to make motors move. I have tried various software examples, e.g. some run and some have errors. Neither would make my two, separate motors turn.
Are other people using the MotorCape for the BBB? I have not found that it is very popular as of now. I realize it, this MotorCape version, just came out and it new.
I think the GPIO turns on the motor and then the PWM capabilities make the motor turn at a specified speed. I am not sure. I found on documentation on it yet. I have tried the character device GPIO interface and sysfs GPIO interface.
The overall look of the Cape is nice. I just cannot handle it right now. I have been testing w/ the MotorCape w/ a 12v 3.3Ah power supply while my BBBW is plugged in via USB.
I am running a BBB.io/latest-images image on the BBBW. If you would like other info. from me in regards to my set up and config, please let me know.
P.S. Oh and if you know how to use this Cape, please try to contact me. I erased the u-boot overlay that has to do w/ the Cape and I could not get it to work either w/ that method. Up the creek!