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Posiotoning Motors

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by sbdtoni, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. sbdtoni

    sbdtoni New Member

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    Hi all, i'm finising the 2 dof motion with wiper motors and i have a doubt, how to put paralel the arm of the motors and calibrate my idea is with SMC3 put manually the arm of the motors paralel with potentiomethers, after of this take out the motors to the energy and put the potentiomethers in the center and after put the potentiomethers with the motors, this is the correct way?
    many thanks.
    best regards.
  2. zapata_h

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    sbdtoni New Member

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    Hi Thanks for your answer, i use this tutorial to make the 2dof motion, but i not find how put both motors in the same paralel line, can be possible i not explain good the question my question is put the arms paralel for both motors to have the moviments equilibrates with both motors.
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  4. MarkusB

    MarkusB Active Member Gold Contributor

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    You can do it in this way (similar to your idea in your first post):
    1. Make sure that your motors can rotate 360 degrees without causing any damage
    2. Start SMC3 Utility
    3. Set the movement to ‚manual‘
    4. Decouple the pot from the motor
    5. Manually turn the pot a little bit until the motor starts rotating
    6. When the motor has reached its center position, turn the pot into the other direction, so that the motor stops rotating
    7. Connect the pot to the motor again
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