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by Basicmicro Support
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index
Replies: 7
Views: 6530

Re: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index

Homing support has been added but not as separate commands. The unit will home the motors on power up when the S4 and/or S5 pins are setup as home signal inputs. S4 will home motor 1 and s5 will home motor 2. This is in firmware 4.1.8 and newer. The S4 and S5 pins have internal pullups. The home swi...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Solved] cant read back data from Roboclaw with packet serial
Replies: 5
Views: 4689

Re: [Solved] cant read back data from Roboclaw with packet serial

Thanks for the update.

I've changed the uin32_t types to int32_t types. That will print signed values for encoder positions and speeds in the updated examples.
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Work without encoder
Replies: 1
Views: 2336

Re: Work without encoder

Any of the duty cycle commands work without the encoders required. Only the speed and position commands require the encoders. When the red led is blinking that indicates an error. Count the blinks(should be 1 or more with an approx 1 second pause after the blink sequence. Also let me know which Stat...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driver Error
Replies: 1
Views: 2708

Re: Driver Error

I already replied to your CRM but I want to post this for others. A driver error is almost always permenet(eg a damaged part on the board). We will repair the board at no charge. You just have to send it in to us. There is one exception to driver failures being permenent. If the Logic power is hooke...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoboClaw 2x5A Control Inputs S4 S5
Replies: 1
Views: 2320

Re: RoboClaw 2x5A Control Inputs S4 S5

With the current firmware they are disabled. Once we have released the new manual with that information we will also release the firmware update that will enable those pins. Once they are enabled the S3 pin will optionally be able to control an external break or voltage clamp circuit(we will documen...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index
Replies: 7
Views: 6530

Re: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index

We are finished with the new firmware. At this point it is just waiting on time for all the final testing that is required before we can release a new firmware. I cant give an exact timeline on that but in the next two weeks is likely.
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RoboClaw 30A and battery connectors
Replies: 4
Views: 3624

Re: RoboClaw 30A and battery connectors

You can do that or you could get the matting Deans connector(eg female for male etc). Then connect the adapter cables raw ends to the screw terminals. That way you wont make your battery unusable in other applications.
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Absolute PID setup/V5 wiring diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 2731

Re: Absolute PID setup/V5 wiring diagram

You have a screw terminal version of the Roboclaw. It has all the same functions but the ground and 5v pins were consolidated to fit the screw terminals. First thing oyu hsould do it sheck if your encoders are working correctly. Hook the unit up to a PC via the USB port(and power) and connect the en...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index
Replies: 7
Views: 6530

Re: Roboclaw 2x5A Position Control using quadrature+index

On the new model Roboclaws we've added S4 and S5 signal pins. Im currently working on a firmware update that addes homing support using these pins. The home function will move the motor in reverse at 1/10th power until the index/home switch is detected. If the signal is already triggered the motor w...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: mbed controller with roboclaw
Replies: 1
Views: 2425

Re: mbed controller with roboclaw

We dont have anything specific to the mbed platforms. You will need to read through the roboclaw manual and probably look at the other examples we have for different languages.