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Controlling DF Player with PCA9685
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Controlling DF Player with PCA9685

by pobo123 on Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:47 am

Hi
Please can anyone tell me if it is possible to connect and control a DF Player using the PCA9685 board like in this link (https://www.electronics-lab.com/project ... ayer-mini/) or do I have to connect it directly to my Arduino as in the tutorial?

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Re: Controlling DF Player with PCA9685

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:08 am

In that tutorial, the Arduino is sending commands to the DF Player via TTL Serial. The PCA9685 is not capable of functioning as a serial port.

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Re: Controlling DF Player with PCA9685

by pobo123 on Sun Jul 03, 2022 6:51 pm

Ok. Thanks but is it possible to control a DF Player from a PCA9685?

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Re: Controlling DF Player with PCA9685

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:57 pm

I'm not familiar with the DF Player. It looks like it has some trigger pins, you can probably trigger those via the PCA9685. But in any case, you need some sort of microcontroller to drive the PCA9685. It would likely be simpler just to control the DF Player directly without the PCA9685 in the middle.

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Re: Controlling DF Player with PCA9685

by pobo123 on Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:20 pm

Ok. Thanks, I'll try that

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