Heart Beat/Motor Stop

General discussion of using Roboclaw motor controllers
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willishf
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Heart Beat/Motor Stop

Post by willishf » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:18 am

Looking for a feature that if the host sending commands to the roboclaw in the form of a heartbeat. If the heartbeat stops after X amount of time then the roboclaw will stop all motor movement. Had a case that stopped a program from running and didn't catch that the last command sent was a low-speed setting that wasn't enough to turn the motor with a load and ended up burning up the motor.

Seems like a reasonable feature to add in particular for use in situations that have negative outcomes if the motor isn't turned off when a controlling program stops.

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