This protocol is what the
odrivetool uses to talk to the ODrive.
If you have a choice, this is the recommended protocol for all applications.
The native protocol runs on USB and on UART.
odrivetool you installed as part of the Getting Started guide comes with a library that you can use to easily control the ODrive from Python.
Assuming you already installed the odrive library (
pip install odrive), the simplest program to control the ODrive is this:
import odrive odrv0 = odrive.find_any() print(str(odrv0.vbus_voltage))
For a more comprehensive example, see tools/odrive_demo.py.
We don’t have an official library for you just yet. Check the community, there might be someone working on it. If you want to write a library yourself, refer to the native protocol specification. You are of course welcome to contribute it back.