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Question Hoverboard motors for 2DOF motion simulator idea. How to drive and connect to SimTools?

Discussion in 'SimTools compatible interfaces' started by Ronan Design, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. Ronan Design

    Ronan Design Roman Design - Custom MSFS Scenery

    Jun 4, 2021
    Web Designer, MSFS Scenery Designer
    Toronto, Canada
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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, Arduino
    I'm a noob and I'm looking toward building a simple 2DOF motion simulator for VR/MSFS. I can get a broken hoverboard with 2 good 36V hub motors. I'd like to try to use them for 2DOF rig and see how they do. But it seems you can't drive them with the usual drivers. I found a driver that works fine with hoverboard motors according to YouTube. And it's controllable by Arduino. My question is, can it work with SMC3? How can I interface it with Simtools then?

    I'm guessing that if Simtools can feed the PWM this board wants (see second picture), and I can rig a separate sensor/encoder that is normally used it can be connected to SMC3/Arduino. Maybe it would even be possible to use built-in hall sensors? Probably not...

    Any thoughts/advice? Thanks.
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    Ads Master

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