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There’s something wrong with my setup

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Sam Neall, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Sam Neall

    Sam Neall New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    I am using an Arduino and a monster Moto driver. For some reason my motors aren’t moving at all. I just replaced my motor driver because I thought that was the problem and they worked for a second, but when I loaded up SMC3, they stopped working. I haven’t gotten them to work since. I tried to use the potentiometers to get the feedback line on SMC3 inside of the clipping range. At that point the motors are able to be turned on in SMC3 but there is no movement when I adjust the PWM. For some reason if I power the unit off and on, and I move the potentiometer then the motor pulses. I am kind of losing hope right now because I have no clue what is wrong and I don’t see anyone else with this issue. I thought someone might be able to help here.
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  4. Sam Neall

    Sam Neall New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, DC motor, Arduino, Motion platform
    It’s just in the testing phase right now, so I don’t have it hooked up to a rig. I bought it off of amazon and the pic is attached below. It is definitely possible that it could have been a bad one. I tested them and just like the video, they drop out at some point. The thing is I don’t know if this is the Arduino or the driver. Any two could keep it from giving power to the motors. I will probably just order one from one of the verified sellers.

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