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phidgets for robot

Postby ali khan » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:26 am

hi
i have a phidgets 1018 an ir sensor and 2 servo motors plus and a 1010
i was planning to make a obstacle avoidance robot but found out that i need a motor controller for the servos.
well with that i was thinking to buy an arduino motor shield and so i wanted to ask if it would work with the 1018 interface kit
also can i please have a source code too coz i dont know programming at all

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Re: phidgets for robot

Postby mparadis » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:32 am

As far as I know, most Arduino servo shields communicate using I2C, and none of the Phidgets InterfaceKits have support for communicating with I2C devices. You'll either have to get a Phidgets servo controller, or get an Arduino and shield.

If you decide to use Phidgets, you can download some servo controller sample code by clicking on "programming" at the top of this page and going to the download section of the language of your choice. However, to make a robot like the one you've described, you will inevitably have to do some programming.

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Re: phidgets for robot

Postby ali khan » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:32 am

so i can control the servos with the 1018

thanks

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Re: phidgets for robot

Postby mparadis » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:30 am

No, servo motors need a pulse-code modulation signal with very specific pulse widths that the 1018 is incapable of delivering. If you use Phidgets, you'll need to use one of our servo controller boards instead.


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