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 RoboClaw is a rather sophisticated motor controller with a wide range of features and functionality. This Application Note will be a broad overview of the board, its features and tips on its usage.
Some robotics projects will require the use of more than one motor controller at a time. RoboClaw supports this type of operation and it’s straightforward to configure and wire.
Some robotic projects make use of more than one motor controller. The RoboClaw is engineered to be used in this fashion with the use of a microcontroller like an Arduino.
The RoboClaw has several useful control methods, one of them being analog control. With analog control you can use a variety of user interface options so long as they output an appropriate analog voltage. In this Application Note we’ll be using an analog joystick to control two motors with the RoboClaw in analog mode.