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This helper library provides higher level objects to control motors and servos based on one or more PWM outputs.

The PWM outputs can be any object that have a 16-bit duty_cycle attribute. Its assumed that the frequency has already been configured appropriately. (Typically 50hz for servos and 1600hz for motors.)


This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.

Installing from PyPI

On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-motor

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-motor

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-motor


Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.


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