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1DOF_nopots 1.0

1 DOF arduino code with no potentiometers needed

  1. pOmmi
    Hello everyone,

    Here is a 1 DOF arduino code that works without any potentiometers (for wipers motors).

    This code was developed in the following project : IKEA 1.5 DOF Ultra comfort

    The position is guessed/known by the code using internal increment time of the micropocessor of the arduino, mostly given by the baudrate (9600 in this example) and the complexity of the code.
    What I call "1 increment time" is the time that a void loop(){ ... } takes to execute in the arduino code.
    But you don't have to find it exactly. With one or two tests you can find a good value of the maximum range that fits with your system.
    In my case, what works with some few tests is 25000 increments time.
    So in the code : int incrMaxRange=25000; // max time increment range
    A litte schema below, for a better understanding :

    The main issue is the stress on the motors. If the engines have a big effort required during braking or acceleration, the target position of the motor won't be reached, and you will have a continuous gap.

    So in order to fix this issue, power of motors while braking is different from power of motors while you accelerate.
    Here are the two variables that you probably will have to change for your system :
    int PuissMotAccel=380; // motor pwm (power) from 0 to 1023 for accelerations / pulling back
    int PuissMotBreack=1023; // motor pwm (power) from 0 to 1023 for bracking / pushing

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    PS1 : I'm not a progammer, and my code works but it should be horrible for a real progammer :) please forgive me ;)
    PS2 : Next step could be to build it as a 2 DOF...