Well, I have finished my robot upgrades including my implementing the installation of two wheelchair motors with the brake assembly removed. I have them hooked up to a 2x25 Sabertooth which is hooked up to my Axon II which has my code that controls speed and direction and all that. Everything so far works just great!
My question is this:
Is there a way I can spin the wheels freely without removing the locking pins from the motor shafts?
The wheels do not move when issuing a "stop" command in my program (like it's supposed to, which is good) and do not move when power to the Sabertooth is turned off (which is expected). I thought removing the brake assemblies would allow me to turn the wheels by hand when no power is applied, but that does not seem to be the case.
Is there anything I can do?
To some extent, I will not mind if this cannot be done, but I thought I would ask anyway.