Multiple RoboClaws can be used together for projects requiring more than one motor controller. This Application Note demonstrates the control of 4 RoboClaws by a Raspbery Pi using the packet serial control mode of the RoboClaw.
Multiple RoboClaw’s can be used simultaneously when controlled by a microcontroller or computer. The Raspberry Pi is one suitable choice. This Application Note covers using a Raspberry Pi 3 to control 4 RoboClaws in standard serial mode.
This Application Note details how to operate the RoboClaw in standard serial mode using a Raspberry Pi 3. In standard serial mode the RoboClaw accepts single byte commands that control the operation of both motor channels.
In this Application Note a Raspberry Pi is used to control a RoboClaw in packet serial mode. In packet serial mode the Raspberry Pi can send commands to the RoboClaw as well as read data from the it.
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.