Intro: Control DC Motor Via USB
In this project we will control a DC motor with a Windows PC via USB. Check the video to see it working!
Step 1: Parts Required
1x PC or Laptop with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
1x Simplibox IO USB relay
1x DC motor
2x BreadboardJumper Cables
1x battery pack with cables
1x USB cable
Step 2: Schematic
Step 3: Software
You can download a program to control the usb relay written in C# from our website. The source code is also available for free. Also other sample programs written in Python or C++ are available.
Step 4: Test Your Work
By setting one of the relays ON you will start the motor. You can change the direction of rotation by switching the other relay ON (and the first OFF)...