Tutorial: Control a DC motor from your computer

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    Control a DC motor from your computer

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    Using a few widely available modular components, you can create a flexible system that can be used to control a DC motor. Start by selecting a DC motor that will meet the demands of your project, then a motor controller that can provide sufficient power to the motor. Add an appropriate servo controller to generate the R/C control signals, and software to issue commands to the servo controller, and you're ready to roll! If you need to monitor the motor speed, feedback is easily achieved by adding an optical encoder.

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    Nice work! I particularly liked the white board diagram.
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  3. AerospaceElectronics Guest

    Smile Re: Control a DC motor from your computer

    I agree you did an excellent job. I am looking into motor controllers to try something similar to this!

  4. simonwood Guest

    Re: Control a DC motor from your computer

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    is good

  5. alee_87 Guest

    Re: Control a DC motor from your computer

    great tutorial...i am working on a similar project but i am using an iphone, connecting the iphone device using the remote server software...any suggestions or advice will be appreciated. thanks

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