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Question Active Belts with a 90ST-M02430

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Rolo F, May 21, 2022.

  1. Rolo F

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    Hello to all, I'm a bit confused and would like your guidance.

    Long story short I have a 90 ST motor and the AASD controller. I have built all the hardware for the belt, and now I need to connect the AASD controller to a board that can "talk" with my PC.

    I have found 2 SW that could "control" the belt, one is FlyPt and the other is simtools, SRS does not work because I can't limit the "travel" under acceleration, it will get "lose"

    I have read about 2 options, but I'm not sure if it is what I need, and here comes where I ask for your help. I could buy a Thanos board (a bit overkill for only an active belt) or I could use Arduino to connect it to Flypt or Simtools.

    I think the most reliable and cost-effective thing I could do if there exist a way, is to build an Arduino Leonardo, connect it to a DB25 serial port and connect the Arduino to the PC.... But here comes my questions...

    -Can I do that (a Leonardo with only one serial port)?
    -Would it work?
    -What should I do next?

    I just want the belt working, I will not have in the near future more servo motors (shipping is in the sky, and with all the world shortage...), and... I have some very strong transducers that help with some immersion

    Maybe I'm a bit lost and what I'm asking is a nonsense thing?

    Any help or guidance I will appreciate.

    Thanks!!
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