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DC-DC coverter

Mind the Raspberry Pi power usage

The RaspberryPi is a powerfull little gadget that can add a lot of good features to your robot. For under $60, including cables, dongle and SD-card, you get a lot of processing power, data storage, wifi and audio. So I ordered a RaspberryPi to be used as the brain for my R2D2 project.

Advice on these Chinese DC - DC converters?

SO, I got a couple of these 80w DC - DC buck converters to supply power to Houston.  One is going to be the 5 volt supply for the servos, the other is going to be a 7.2 volt supply for the Rover 5.  Last night I got a motor out and adjusted them to the proper voltages.

The thing that's got me confused is the "constant current" part.  There are two multiturn pot type adjustments.  When I ran the motor, it pulled about 350ma turning the current pot didn't seem to change anything.