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Robot Operating Time & Efficiency

Posted on March 09, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.

Have you wondered why some robots can run much longer than others, or why UAVs can only hover for a few minutes? The battery pack you choose is certainly important, but there are many additional factors which have a huge influence on the total time your robot operates between charges. Drive Motors The drive motors [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 5: Choosing a Motor Controller

Posted on November 10, 2010

By Coleman Benson & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Now that the [...]
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... we offer is USB only: You'll need to use four individual stepper motor controllers, controlled from a central microcontroller: http://www.robotshop.com/en/stepper-motor-controllers.html ...
2014-07-16 08:29 by CBenson
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Can you provide the specs of the motor you want to operate? Do you have any programming experience? Preferred programming language? Most motor controllers are individual or dual; a controller which can do three or four is rare. For small motors ...
2014-07-15 16:05 by CBenson
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... on either side of the chassis. I am taking those out as the size 130 motors being used need a gear ratio of like 113:1 to push the rover which ... That will also mean getting rid of the 2 dual motor controllers. Now that I am only using 1 motor, how would I come up with a ...
2014-04-23 06:21 by redmug
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Note that brushless motors need brushless motor controllers. Also, a normal ESC does not work with brushless pan/tilt roll systems; there are only a handful of such controllers available (we don't offer any yet, but hope to in the near future).
2014-03-04 13:08 by CBenson
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... Able to fly with x or + configuration Multiple motor mounting options Multiple Flight Controller ... Power Breakout Cable HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controllers 2725 Brushless Outrunner Motors 1600kv Propeller ...
2014-02-11 23:48 by BadMonty
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... technologies. Another is about DC motors; the practical aspects regarding ... own design directions. These motors & controllers can run for many hours straight, ... faster? Then, there's the brushed / brushless question. In tandem with that, ...
2014-02-02 13:04 by ESpinner
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I have been interested in using brushless motors for a mini sumo I looked into the brushless option ... one direction. Bi-directional brushless electronic speed controllers were completely unavailable or very hard to find ...
2011-09-15 13:23 by tobor
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... Curious why you would be needing brushless DC motors (which are far more expensive than brushed ... These would obviously require brushless controllers as well. Almost all DC motors can ...
2011-05-24 08:31 by CBenson
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There are motor controllers which use serial communication and can (sometimes with a bit of additional electronics, sometimes without) connect to a computer's serial port. You can also use a microcontroller as intermediate.
2011-02-16 08:37 by CBenson
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... the RobotShop Forum. The Cytron BLDC controller card can control brushless DC motors, but you need to check that the specifications ... selection of brushless DC motors and controllers. Hope this helps,
2011-02-14 09:06 by CBenson
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If the motors are brushless, then you'll definitely need a brushless controller. ... optical encoder (it definitely can be for the brushed motor controllers they sell) and run closed-loop. In another part of ...
2009-09-24 01:03 by KM6VV
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... I was going to drive that big a motor, I'd go to a true DC Servo motor, and a servo motor controller. ... can be for the brushed motor controllers they sell) and run closed-loop. ... with them to see for sure. If the brushless controller could be hooked up ...
2009-09-23 23:17 by br549
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Just so long as you are using a brushless controller. You will have trouble finding ... for forward/backwards control. Most Brushless controllers are designed for helis and planes, so ... The R/C car Brushless esc's are excellent but a motor/esc combo is around $300, for the cheap ones. ...
2007-07-29 15:41 by evolution
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Can the SSC-32 run Brushless motors? If not, any thoughts on what I can use? No not directly, ... to get useful suggestions on particular brushless motor controllers that would be compatible with the ssc-32. You could ...
2007-07-29 12:35 by wowy7
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Can the SSC-32 run Brushless motors? If not, any thoughts on what I can use? No not directly, ... to get useful suggestions on particular brushless motor controllers that would be compatible with the ssc-32.
2007-07-29 09:31 by EddieB
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