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Offline sotuTopic starter

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Does every controllers need a software?
« 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?
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Re: Does every controllers need a software?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 01:27:02 PM »
Im wonderind if each one of theese motor controllers: http://www.pololu.com/products/pololu/#motocon
Needs a software to program them?


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. 
There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those who can read binary, and those who can't.

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Re: Does every controllers need a software?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 04:00:48 AM »
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.

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



Agreed. 

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Re: Does every controllers need a software?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 07:36:59 AM »
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
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Re: Does every controllers need a software?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 09:35:07 AM »
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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