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by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arduino control AND RC?
Replies: 1
Views: 2

Re: Arduino control AND RC?

S1 and S2 inputs can only be Packet serial OR RC mode, not both at once. If you are using an Arm based Arduino you may be able to setup a USB host and talk to the Roboclaw with USB packet serial which would leave S1 and S2 free for RC control. Otherwise, the answer to your question is no.
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Sudden Initial Motor Movement with Position Control
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Sudden Initial Motor Movement with Position Control

My suspicion is the roboclaw thinks it is somewhere other than where you think it is when you first start your program. You should always check the current position or home the motor before making your initial movement.
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Using 3 roboclaw, packet serial, USB
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Re: Using 3 roboclaw, packet serial, USB

Yes a common ground is required between all roboclaws when you are using multiple units like that. The USB only supplies a ground between the PC and the first Roboclaw.
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HM1 Home Switch triggered by motor overcurrent?
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: HM1 Home Switch triggered by motor overcurrent?

Based on your description I would start with a stronger pullup. You can go to 1k safely enough. However your power levels are low in general. 7amps is nothing. I suspect something else is going on. Put the scope on 5v and see what happens there. The internal pulldown(I assume you have inverted the p...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for more Arduino library example sketches
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Suggestion for more Arduino library example sketches

This is a modified version of the Position example: //See BareMinimum example for a list of library functions //Includes required to use Roboclaw library #include <SoftwareSerial.h> #include "RoboClaw.h" //See limitations of Arduino SoftwareSerial SoftwareSerial serial(10,11); RoboClaw roboclaw(&ser...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion Studio - Auto-Tune PID crashes app
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Motion Studio - Auto-Tune PID crashes app

Each autotuner function measures QPPS and then runs the autotune function. You no longer need to enter tha QPPS values before starting. It will be overwritten. The Position Autotuner also run s a velocity autotune if you have it set to PIV which will overwrite your velocity tuned settings if you had...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion Studio - Auto-Tune PID crashes app
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Motion Studio - Auto-Tune PID crashes app

If the Autotuner doesn't get the values it wants it will just keep trying which will cause the UI to freeze(technically it freezes the UI while autotuning always, but it happens fast enough no one notices). I/ve have made a note to address this in the next firmware update. On the other, can you reme...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOLO no longer detected by Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: SOLO no longer detected by Windows

Thank you.

We've come a long ways from rovers, that is for sure.
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Using 3 roboclaw, packet serial, USB
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Re: Using 3 roboclaw, packet serial, USB

If your communications are intermittent you will be adding significant latencies retrying failed commands. You'll need to describe what happens when you try autotuning as well as describe your actuators hardware. The autotuner cant tune every setup. Especially low resolution ones or non-linear ones....
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOLO no longer detected by Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: SOLO no longer detected by Windows

Roboclaws were originally designed for 4 wheel rovers. The labeling reflects that, eg battery operated. DC Motors act like generators when they slow down. period. All DC motors do this. Its not optional. Some motor controlers have built-in voltage clamping. Those motor controllers tend to cost an or...