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by Basicmicro Support
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: basic micro freezes during tune
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: basic micro freezes during tune

During autotuning we do understand the program can freeze. This is usually caused by the PCs USB port crashing. This can happen due to noise from the tuning. You can mitigate this by using a USB cable with a ferrite choke or use a USB isolation adapter. Even with those it can happen sometimes. It de...
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoboClaw 2x15A Trouble Connecting to IonMotion Studio
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: RoboClaw 2x15A Trouble Connecting to IonMotion Studio

Make sure you are using Basicmicro Motion Studio. Ion Studio and Ion Motion software is no longer supported.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom firmware for Roboclaw
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Custom firmware for Roboclaw

It is not possible to customize the Roboclaw firmware.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motors getting hot while robot immobile
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Motors getting hot while robot immobile

When you know you are stopped you can remove power from the motors all together by sending a 0 duty command to each. This will stop the velocity PID from controlling the motors and fighting each other if your suspicion is correct. I expect it is.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: How to Home Motor Using Arduino Library and Limit Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: How to Home Motor Using Arduino Library and Limit Switch

To home in an arduino, you set the limit switch to home(user) mode. Then at the beginning of your arduino program you check the limit switch status and it if is set(at home) move the motor forward until the limit switch status is cleared. Then whether the motor was original in the limit or now, you ...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Restore Defaults (80)
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Restore Defaults (80)

Thank you for all the updates and publishing your code.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to connect a Home switch with an Arduino
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: How to connect a Home switch with an Arduino

Home is by definition position 0. Always. On startup you need to move the motor back into the home switch so it can zero the encoder value. You can do this with the auto homing function(Home(Auto) or you can move the motor after power up using control commands(Home(User).
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with home position
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Help with home position

Unfortunately we do not offer a mode like you describe.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roboclaw 2x15a ReadSpeed failures
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Roboclaw 2x15a ReadSpeed failures

I believe I already answered you in an email but this is for everyone. Manually put your Roboclaw into bootloader mode. Power down. Hold the Mode button pressed, Power back up. Let go of the Mode button. The 3 LEDs should start to cycle. Motion Studio should now recognize the Roboclaw and let you up...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motors getting hot while robot immobile
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Motors getting hot while robot immobile

If you are using position control than that is exactly the cause of the motors being hot. Position control holds the position. You can add larger deadzone so you can get to a position where it wont power the motor but that will only work when there is no external force.