Encoders are useful as part of a feedback system to maintain speed, position and track distance. RoboClaw does these things automatically however encoder attached to a roboClaw can be controlled and used with custom code using the BasicMicro Python library. This Application Notes covers how to use the available encoder functionality of the library.
Encoders allow the RoboClaw to provide accurate and consistent speed and position control of motors. In this Application Note we’ll be wiring a common motor and encoder combination to the RoboClaw.
Encoders are a vital part of control systems in robotics. In this article we’ll be looking at the how, what and why surrounding encoders.