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Does every controllers need a software?

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sotu:
Im wonderind if each one of theese motor controllers: http://www.pololu.com/products/pololu/#motocon
Needs a software to program them?

trigger:

--- Quote from: sotu on April 17, 2007, 12:21:21 PM ---Im wonderind if each one of theese motor controllers: http://www.pololu.com/products/pololu/#motocon
Needs a software to program them?

--- End quote ---


No.  You interface one of these things with a microcontroller, and you program the microcontroller. 

Sotu, I repeat my recommendation--you ought to start with a kit. 

nanob0t:
No.  You need a microcontroller in the circuit with the motor controller.  The microcontroller speaks with the motor controller to tell what the motors do.


--- Quote from: trigger on April 17, 2007, 01:27:02 PM ---Sotu, I repeat my recommendation--you ought to start with a kit. 

--- End quote ---



Agreed. 

http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_3082403
http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_3081464
http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_3081874

Here are some robot kits that are fun, and will teach you a lot.  I built one and learned plenty from them.  They are very neat in operation also.  A kit will teach you most of the basics you need to know.

sotu:
I'm going to order a robot kit and a kit where u learn how to make eletric circuit cards. Im waiting for them to get them in, so i can order them.
Im going to order theese 2 kits: http://www.pololu.com/products/elenco/0301/big_view.html   AND    http://www.pololu.com/products/elenco/0321/big_view.html

nanob0t:
Wonderful job! ;D

Those should give you the start you need instead of blindly asking.  You'll learn quite a bit if you take the time to know what the circuitry is doing.  Don't just build, but learn. 

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