There are several hardware and software precautions that must be taken to prevent damage to a RoboClaw or MCP motor controller. This application note covers the details of each of them.
Electric motors come in a wide range of types and configurations however there are properties that are common to almost all of them. This Application Note takes a look at motor specifications and what they mean.
The Raspberry Pi is the most popular single board computer on the market and finds its way in to robotics projects the world over. The RoboClaw can easily be controlled from a Raspberry Pi but the serial port harware must be configured propely first. This App Note covers how to configure the serial sort before connecting it to a RoboClaw.
Motor controller like the RoboClaw used feedback from sensors like encoders to maintain the speed and position of motors. Internally, a system called a PID controller is used to maintain these values at their given setpoints. In this App Note we’ll be looking at the what, why and how of a PID controller.
Selecting a battery for your robotics projects is vital in ensuring your robot will have the power and endurance you’re looking for. There are several properties of batteries you’ll need to be aware of make the right choice for your project. After reading this App Note you’ll be informed enough to make the right decision.