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Tutorial SMC3 Arduino 3DOF Motor Driver and Windows Utilities

Discussion in 'SimTools compatible interfaces' started by RufusDufus, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. ZeGrundPilot

    ZeGrundPilot New Member Gold Contributor

    Mar 6, 2018
    +2 / 0 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    3DOF, DC motor, Arduino
    Two questions regarding persistent Simtools values and the Arduiono that I could not find the answers to:
    1 - When min/max for clip, pwm, smoothing are set, the settings are saved automatically to the Arduino and apply when using the Simtools/games, correct?

    2 - I need a smaller clip range, so I set the value (Motor1_Clip=400) in the setting file and load it. The value is depicted on the graph, but the clipping trace always seems to remain at the 255 max value. Why?

    3 - Is my clip=400 being saved to the Arduino OR does SMC3Utility block that clip value from being saved? Would this explain why when I close and re-open SMC3Utility the Clip 400 is replaced by the max clip of 255 or the last "good" clip value? I want to keep my 400 clip.


  2. BlazinH

    BlazinH Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

    Oct 19, 2013
    Oklahoma City, USA
    +1,334 / 28 / -1
    1. Yes

    2. & 3. You answered your own questions that max clip value is 255 so you can't set it higher than 255.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018