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by Basicmicro Support
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roboclaw Solo 30A, Motor Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 3323

Re: Roboclaw Solo 30A, Motor Controller

With that motor set your maximum current between 18a and 24a. It appears to be pretty touchy(eg very little range between starting amps and demag amps so I set it between 18 and 20 amps. Default speed is what we call a binary percentage. +-32767 = +-100%. Range of speed is set by QPPS(eg motor actua...
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: MCL Scripting
Topic: Stop/Start Script Over Serial Issue +Move Cmd Woes
Replies: 1
Views: 2058

Re: Stop/Start Script Over Serial Issue +Move Cmd Woes

Please email this to support@basicmicro.com. I believe I talked with you but we will want to setup a test to see if we can reproduce the problem. We are a little overloaded right now and I don't want this to get lost in the forums.
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motion Studio Don't See the Device
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: Motion Studio Don't See the Device

The firmware is too old to be seen by Motion Studio. You need to force it into bootloader mode, disconnect power, hold the Mode button pressed, reconnect power. The three LEDs should start to cycle when you release the Mode button. Then open Motion Studio and you should see a device. Click the Firmw...
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Using 3 roboclaw, packet serial, USB
Replies: 9
Views: 3235

Re: Using 3 roboclaw, packet serial, USB

The USB connected Roboclaw becomes the master controller. Eg Its S1 connects to S2 on the other 2 roboclaws and its S2 connects to S1 on the other 2 roboclaws. Yes you need a pullup. The line connecting the 2 Roboclaws S2 pins to the master Roboclaw needs a pullup. Those 2 Roboclaws also must have m...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we need encoders?
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: do we need encoders?

Good to here. Let me know if you need anything else.
by Basicmicro Support
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we need encoders?
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: do we need encoders?

1. Make sure you have the latest firmware/Basicmicro Motion Studio. 2. If the motors start running forever during autotuning it may not be reading the encoders correctly or the encoder direction is backwards. The autotuner does try to detect a reversed encoder but it is not garunteed to do so. a) Ma...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading Roboclaw Solo 30 error codes with Arduino
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: Reading Roboclaw Solo 30 error codes with Arduino

I've added an enum defining the new Errors/Warnings and fixed a couple typos in the Arduino library. Please download the new version from the main site. Note E-Stop is error 1 now. The new manual is nearly done. Its being checked for grammar and spelling mistakes. The error status values were re-org...
by Basicmicro Support
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we need encoders?
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: do we need encoders?

1. It sounds like your RC receiver is connected to the ROboclaw wrong. One channel appears to be connected(but see 2 below) and the other isnt, atleast not the correct channel. 2. If one channel is the throttle on your stick make sure it is centered when you power on. If it is all the way down the a...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firmware 4.1.34: Power Cycle required when enabling Limit/Homing Switches
Replies: 0
Views: 2624

Firmware 4.1.34: Power Cycle required when enabling Limit/Homing Switches

In firmware 4.1.34, when first enabling Limit/Homing Switches on S4 or S5, the settings will not take effect until after a power cycle of the Roboclaw. This means you must set your Limit/Home Switch settings, then click Write Settings(Device Menu), disconnect from the Roboclaw and power cycle the co...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Position Control
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

Re: Position Control

Use Basicmicro Motion Studio to make sure the motor is setup correctly for position control, and also that the controller has the latest firmware. Make sure the motor is wired in the correct direction relative to the encoder. Your symptom is what I would expect if it is now. The autotuner in Motion ...