Tyco NSECT + Arduino = BugBot. This is Bugbot's first test. 8-)
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- I think a variable speed solution might be easier in the long run. If you replaced the gears something else would fail. I really should get back to my NSect one of these days... Dec 18, 2013
- I didn't mean instead of an H-bridge with a soft start via PWM but in addition to it.Dec 18, 2013
- Ah, redundancy and extended life span. Excellent. With a 3d printer you could rebuild the gun into something else like a manipulator arm or a Nerf Disc gun.Dec 18, 2013
- Thanks Jeremy and Marcus for your responses,
I have arduino uno and this motor shield http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/AdafruitMotorShield which I know it can drive up to 4 dc motors or 2 dc motors and 2 servos.
I am not sure about the amps, I think the motor shield can manage only 1 amp per motor and I do not know how many amps the motors draw from the motor shield.
Initially, I wanted to drive the motors soldering cables to the NSECT chip but I do not know which pin drive the legs are which pins drive the misile launcher, the claw, the leds (eyes).Dec 18, 2013
LB, LF, RB, RF = 4 cables for the 2 DC motors for the legs driving the original 4 relays.
You should be able to follow the cables from there.Dec 18, 2013
- Ok, I will try to drive it first with the existing relays and then I will use the motor shield.
Do you have the arduino code to drive the relays? and also what kind of resistor I have to put between the LB LF RB RF pins and arduino ? (100 ohm?) Thanks!Dec 18, 2013