RoboClaw USB drivers. Open the software and connect the
slider RoboClaw to the PC via USB with an additional power
supply. Click Connect under the device menu and select the
General Settings tab after connected.
You can see in Figure 7 that you should select Enable
USB to TTL Relay mode, change the baud rate to 460800,
and change S4 mode to Home (User). Also, you must select
PWM settings by moving the Motor 1 slider up until the
motor begins to move. The Linear Slide should move away
from the Home sensor end-stop switch. Likewise, you
should see the encoder counter increase. You can now stop
Motor 1 (click on Stop All). NOTE: If the Linear Slide moved
towards the Home sensor, swap the motor wires and repeat
the test. If the encoder values decreased when the slide
moved away from the Home sensor, swap the encoder
channel wires and rerun the test again.
Remaining inside the Ion Motion software, adjust the
position settings (as in Figure 8) for Motor 1: velocity P to
5000; QPPS to 2100; Position P to 5000; and Max Pos to
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Figure 15. Independent control
of the Tilt motor is possible
within the app.
with an Ion
Figure 12. An Olympus Air A01 camera mounted on the
Figure 11. The second
RoboClaw becomes the
slave unit for control of
the pan and tilt motors.