I am using a raspberry pi 4 connecting to a PCA9685 and following the instruction on the donkeycar doc site (the link can be found below). I am at the step "fine tuning calibration." When I run "python manage.py drive" the steering works using my keyboard controls but the throttle is not causing any movement with the keys. I know that the throttle is not broken because the wheels turn when I do the calibration of the throttle. How do I solve this?
There can be a few explanations for this:
- Does your motor controller (ESC) have an on-off switch? If so, try flipping that
- Some ESCs need to "arm". Try going to full throttle and back and see if that makes a difference
- I'm assuming you have your battery plugged in ;-)
- Try reversing the direction in the myconfig.py file