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Running a dc motor with limited current

I am trying to understand something about the motor I want to use for my robot and I am hoping for your help. I have two DC motors to run a differential drive robot. Each of the motors has the specs ...
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Is a central CAN-Bus a reliable solution for controlling robot wheels?

I am working as a student on a 6 wheel robot project and have problems deciding what communication protocol to use for controlling the locomotion system. I was thinking about connecting all the robot ...
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Not getting the correct response from the controller serial communication

I am trying to communicate with a Roboteq FBL2360TE brushless motor controller using serial communication, according with the controller's user manual if I send a ...
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Using a Raspberry Pi Motor Driver Board

I recently purchased a Motor Driver board for my Raspberry Pi (This board: http://www.waveshare.com/wiki/RPi_Motor_Driver_Board). In general, when making ROS robots using Raspberry Pi Motor driver ...
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How to write a motor controller driver?

Hi All, I need to interface with Orion Robotics' RoboClaw motor controllers and so require some kind of driver. More info on the device here. I will have several of them connected via USB and need to ...
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rosserial and motor controllers

Hi, I am a little bit confused about the usage of rosserial. Is rosserial supposed to be used only for running it only inside embedded systems such as microcontrollers? What if I have a motor ...
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Does a CAN bus library or package exist in ROS?

Newbie here. I have installed ROS Hydro and I have run through all the ROS basic tutorials but I have no practical experience yet. I have an ELMO motor controller and motor set up on a workbench ...
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Inexpensive motor controller board with ROS driver

I'm looking for an inexpensive DC brushed motor controller board with serial interface (preferably USB), encoder feedback, at least 12V/3A continuous current and ROS driver. The only direct reference ...
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ROS Answers SE migration: Roboteq AX2550

Hello, Does anyone know if there is a package for the Roboteq AX2550 motor driver that is compatible with Groovy or Hydro? I've been looking around, but all I can find is an old package from Electric ...
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What are the steps of having ROS on a custom robot?

hi there, I'm new to ROS and it was a bit hard for me to start with ROS because I used to program my robots on my own with some languages like C# or C++ and I didn't care about being global and so on. ...
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cmd_vel and motor command

Hi Our robot has 2 motors and 4 wheels , there's no odometry or encoder. I've ran Hector exploration (in gazebo) successfully and I can get cmd_vel twist message but the problem is I have no idea ...
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Is there a ROS package that can generate analog and digital output?

I want to use ROS to control a motor controller. But the motor controller can only be controlled by analog and digital input. Is there a ROS package that can do that? Thanks in advance! Originally ...
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Splitting work between ROS and a custom motor controller board

I'm designing a hobby bartending robot arm around ROS, and I'm wondering what's the best way to implement motor control. Some background: I'm using brushed DC motors with homemade encoders controlled ...
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Whats the best way to use ROS to control motors on a simple robot?

Hello community, I've started a new ros project called MockBot at home... The robot contains the following modules: Simple lowcost homebrew chassis, which can be build from cheap components. http://...
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Is there a ROS wrapper for Pololu SMC-04B servomotor?

Hello all, I'm putting a robot together (from scratch) and I've decided to make use of ROS's programming tools because it's excellent for mixing and matching several different sensors that can't ...
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