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by Basicmicro Support
Mon May 11, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Firmware Update
Replies: 5
Views: 8384

Re: Firmware Update

When you open IonMotion, the first screen shown is the Firmware update screen. If you connect your roboclaw to the PC, the software will automatically detect it and update the status on the firmware update screen. If the unit has the latest bootloader you can just click the update firmware button an...
by Basicmicro Support
Mon May 11, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting roboclaw out of bootstrap mode
Replies: 6
Views: 7501

Re: Getting roboclaw out of bootstrap mode

Once the board is in bootloader mode you use IonMotion software to update the firmware. Currently there is no other option for updating the firmware. When updating the firmware with IonMotion you do not click the Connect menu item. The first screen that shows in IonMotion(if you are using the latest...
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Question about command 46 (buffered drive)
Replies: 3
Views: 5154

Re: Question about command 46 (buffered drive)

Yes, thats one of the uses it was made for. The distance acts like a physical timeout.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Command to read both encoders at once?
Replies: 17
Views: 18136

Re: Command to read both encoders at once?

OK. i got it now. I will see if I can add a new command that will let you read both values at once.
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Question about command 46 (buffered drive)
Replies: 3
Views: 5154

Re: Question about command 46 (buffered drive)

All the distance commands are relative from the current encoder reading. Also if you send a distance command and done send another command before it finishes and the speed at the finish of that command is not zero then the roboclaw will add another distance command that will decelerate the motor to ...
by Basicmicro Support
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Velocity and Position Control
Topic: Command to read both encoders at once?
Replies: 17
Views: 18136

Re: Command to read both encoders at once?

There is not currently a command to read both encoders at once. Ill see if I can add one in the next firmware release. With the current system it takes 2 * (1ms + (10*6/38400) = 5.125ms to read both encoders. With a command that could read both at once it would take 1ms + (10 * 10bytes *1/38400) = 3...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with IonMotion
Replies: 1
Views: 3783

Re: Problem with IonMotion

Correct. The non-USB capable boards do not support firmware updates. The latest IonMotion software requires the latest firmware. You can send your board in for a firmware update iof you want to use IonMotion with it. The program locks up when you try to connect to the unit because it has older firmw...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roboclaw 2x30 Choppy Response
Replies: 3
Views: 5884

Re: Roboclaw 2x30 Choppy Response

Yes, the default QPPS value will almost never be the correct value for your motor unless oyu happen to run the same motors we set the defaults for and at the same voltage. At a minimum you must always determine the QPPS value. The P,I and D values are very loose. Just about any motor will run with t...
by Basicmicro Support
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting out of E-Stop / enable pin
Replies: 3
Views: 5221

Re: Getting out of E-Stop / enable pin

Once E-Stop, Over voltage or a driver error state triggers the unit can not be cleared without power cycling it. This is to prevent just resetting constantly and then eventually damaging the unit. All other error states will clear when the problem is corrected. This is in regards to the latest firmw...