The Arduino is an easy to use microcontroller for interfacing with the RoboClaw motor controller. It comes with a wide range of easy to use libraries out of the box. BasicMicro also has an easy to use library for the Arduino.
The RoboClaw’s standard serial control mode is an easy method for control with just about any microcontroller. In this Application Note an Arduino will be used to control two motors in standard serial mode.
The Arduino is one of the most popular microcontroller platforms around due to its ease of use and large supportive community of users. Today we will look at simple example of using the Arduino to control a RoboClaw.