Thursday, April 25, 2013

AL5D Arm Manual Control on Pi

The same Tkinter/Python manual robotic arm control program I used on my Mac also worked fine on my Raspberry Pi with the AL5D robotic arm controlled by the Pololu Maestro Micro servo controller.  I just had to change the device filename to "/dev/ttyACM0".

On the Mac side, I logged in with "ssh -X ..." and now any X Windows you open up on the Pi will come through to your Mac.  I should note that to open up a general X session on the Pi,  I use "lxsession", which seems to work better for me than "startx".  Of course I have XQuartz installed on my Mac already.

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