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So what voltage regulators will I need, how many AH will the battery be for the electronics (everything besides motors), and what will the circuitry look like? Specs are posted above of all the electrical components
Just drew up this schematic. I will definitely take criticism because I know I did something wrong .
I still have the same questions as I did in the post above.
Where it got cut off, it says 12 volt 12 AH battery.
I forgot a few things; a fuse in between battery and motor driver and an IC to measure how much battery I have left.
Using two batteries of 12V doesn't make sense. In that case it would be better to just use one.
right of the controller is a bit of a mystery to me?
And no, no motordriver will make the 12V into 24V and even if it did, that would mean a current draw from the battery of more than 88A!
I would use two batteries to avoid brownouts.
Basically, that's just the wireless camera setup (transmitter, receiver, camera).
Could I use a boost converter to boost the voltage?
Will I need any voltage regulation to output a steady voltage?
All your logic runs on a regulated 5V. This leaves a very wide margin for voltage drops of the battery before they would get through to the logic and if you fear that's gonna happen with a correct wired and sound battery, a power buffer for the logic is easy to implement.Assuming the bare logic takes 100mA (it's probably less) and the brownout time is 10ms (it's probably shorter), then a diode and a 220µF capacitor will make sure the supply keeps the voltage OK
Aha. Why would you have a receiver on the 'bot?
It would be fair to tell you that a I know several experienced engineers that wouldn't touch such a project with a long stick.Neither would I, as the sensible way to get the 24V in your app. is to connect two 12V batteries in series (same type, age and capacity).
If I use capacitors to regulate the motors and the Axon II already has on board regulation will I still need regulators?
My motor driver will regulate the current and voltage applied to my motors. Could I use a product like this to regulate the voltage and current applied to the electronics (everything besides motors)? http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&rlz=1C1RNCC_enUS321US321&q=dc+to+dc+converter+12+volt+5+amp&gs_upl=6799l10714l2l10790l6l5l0l0l0l0l214l615l0.3.1l4l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=666&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3288733956479599320&sa=X&ei=APJWTsfFC8eKsQLPmdW3DA&ved=0CHkQ8wIwAg