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News I need help with 2DOF 'ARGENTINA'

Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by fxnqn, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. fxnqn

    fxnqn New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, 3DOF, DC motor, Arduino, Motion platform, 4DOF, 6DOF
    I started putting together a 2DOF a while ago and have had to abandon it for particular reasons. Well now I'm taking up and here I show you my progress with the engines.
    Somewhere I once saw a box to attach to the motor and install the potentiometer, I have designed it printed, both the box, its cover and gears. This works very well, but when I resume with the project I find myself with several questions.
    1) What is the firmware to install on arduino uno?
    2) What is the correct configuration so that the motors can be activated from the software?
    3) What is the fault? Being that I have been in this community since 2017, at the time I started a thread, also showing my intention to join the group of those who are making a simulator from scratch and home, without commercial purposes and I find myself filling out the form making the request to They give me a free license and they send me an email denying it and now the truth is that I don't know where to go.
    From now I see that it is a great community, with a lot of information, but very unclear for those who are just starting out.
    In the heading I put ARGENTINA, to see if I can connect with people from my country who have managed to make their project work.

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  3. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, JRK
    1) What is the firmware to install on arduino uno?
    You have a number of choices, which is also affected by the hardware you choose: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/arduino-code-for-use-with-various-hardware-and-simtools.31/

    But I suggest you try a suitable version of SMC3, as it has a handy visual app for configuration:

    2) What is the correct configuration so that the motors can be activated from the software?

    The SMC3 instructions detail how SMC3 should be configured and how the Interface Settings for SimTools should be configured: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...3dof-motor-driver-and-windows-utilities.4957/

    For SimTools configuration it pays to download the manual and keep it handy: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/rtfm-start-with-the-official-simtools-documentation.117/

    There is a FAQ section on handy hints for configuring SimTools: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-settings-tips-and-tricks.18/category

    In particular check out how to refine a motion profile: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    3) What is the fault?

    To qualify for a free license (in your particular case see point 2): https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/request-a-free-diy-simtools-2-0-license.262/

    • You must be building a true DIY motion simulator. (Not built from a kit or purchased from a simulator seller, a model simulator does not qualify.)
    • Have a unique build thread or Showcase in DIY Simulator Projects. (The thread should show some effort, which means it should show progress to the rig testing phase.)
    • Have been a member of the community for at least 30 days.