Questions tagged [motor]

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Are my stepper motors being burnt out? What is the issue here?

I am building a mini-cnc laser engraver as shown in this intructable and this youtube video. I have built the circuit (minus the jst connector and two male pins at the top left of the board) and have ...
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How to rotate a servo motor on a specific angle?

I am trying to rotate a top on a specific angle after every 1 second. For example: 1 degree/second. I have two question: Can I achieve this with servo motors? If not, what motor should I use? I ...
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How to control motor in trapezoidal manner using arduino

I am Working on a project in that i have to control motor in a Trapezoidal motion profile. on Y-axis is the velocity and X- axis as a time. Velocity increases linearly for a certain time, then ...
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How can i stop DC motor when button on remote is released? [closed]

I am trying to control a motor using a remote with Arduino Mega. The motor turns on when I press the button on the remote but when I release the button, it continues to move. Does anyone know how to ...
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Can you drive a stepper motor without the L293D

Can you drive a stepper motor without L293D. Don't awnser without giving explanations or saying it will be cheaper to buy the L293D. Thanks
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Servo motor (HSR-1425R) not running continuously

I'm trying to programme a servo motor to reach certain positions. I have a 360 degrees servo motor, so I can not use the Servo library and I can only control the speed. Therefore I want to regulate ...
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Help Troubleshooting L298n connected to dc motor

I am relatively new to Arduino, and I am trying to power a DC motor with the L298N dual H-Bridge. I have done as follows: I am powering everything with the Arduino that is connected to the PC. (I know ...
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Servo not moving

I have connected my servomotor (MG996R) to my L293D motor shield, which is connected to an Arduino Uno R3 Board. I use 4x AA 1.2V NiMH batteries to power the shield, and a regular 9V battery to power ...
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How to connect L298N motor driver to 5v input supply? [closed]

I'm trying to connect 5v supply to a L298N motor driver at it's 12V-35V input pin but it's not working. If I'm connecting to 7.2V supply it's working. Is there any way to connect 5v supply? I want a ...
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Speed Control of Brushless DC Motor

I cannot understand the code of controlling the speed of brushless dc motor using ESP8266 WiFi Module. I found it in- https://ubidots.com/blog/speed-control-for-brushless-motors-with-an-esp8266-2/ ...
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ESP8266 NODEMCU V3, HOW TO USE AND CONTROL V3 OUTPUT POWER [closed]

this is my very first post in here so I apologise if I am not giving you all the information that I should. I am creating this topic to ask you help regarding how to control and use the v3 output of ...
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declared variable inside void setup is forgotten in void loop

if i declare a var in void setup() and try to do something with it in void loop(), it just says that the variable is undeclared. here is the code: #include "Servo.h" void setup() { Servo servo1; ...
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Spinning ESC Brushless Motor Slower

I am controlling a g-series 1000kv brushless motor with my arduino. Currently I have my setup as follows: Now I used the code given to me in a tutorial which is also as seen below: #include <...
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PID controlled DC Motor Speed

I'm writing a PID program for a simple DC Motor. This motor has an encoder at the bottom which allows me to read motor speed. The goal of the project is to provide a constant speed if there is light ...
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Encoder coupled with motor shaft.Encoder is giving larger redings than expected

I am a rookie and i dont have much experience on arduino. please help me. I intend to build a robot that will drive on a straight path even on nonuniform surfaces like the ones we see in agricultural ...
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Servo motor not working properly with arduino

I have some problem with my fyp, which is auto serving of food using train. I have 4 servo motors, first servo motor's function is to connect the track to table no.1, and second motor for table no.2 ...
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Control motor DC with buttons

i'm new user with Arduino, i want to know if there is a tutorial to control the rotation of a motor like : with 4 buttons, the first to rotate +pi/2 the second to rotate -pi/2 the third to rotate +-pi ...
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PPM of Wasabi Eco

I'm currently trying to control a brushless DC motor (EMAX 1806-2280Kv) with a ESC called Wasabi Eco 12A (Wasabi Eco specifications#1 , Wasabi Eco specifications#2) I'm trying to control the motor ...
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Slow speed with stepping motor

I am currently working on a project where I need a stepping motor and a servo running at the same time, the servo turns fine and the speed is ok, but the stepping motors speed is very slow and as a ...
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Brushed ESC won't move slowly [closed]

I'm trying to control the brushed motor in a Traxxas Slash RC car with the built-in XL5 ESC using the Servo library on Arduino. I previously had success controlling this car with a Pololu Micro ...
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Basic Arduino Airplane Control

I have a task where I need to control the airplanes thrust and altitude direction(Up-Down). For the thrust I thought of using a DC Motor and a Servo for the other. Control of servo will be from the ...
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How to stop motor after a desired time?

I am trying to stop a dc motor after a desired amount of time !! And the motor starts upon settling on a condition !! From that very moment i want my motor to just run for 5 seconds and stop!! Below ...
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How to control DC motor speed with L298N and Node MCU?

I want to control an RC car with a joystick in mobile. Currently, I can only make the motor move forward and backward but not able to control the speed. Node mcu is used as a processor to receive the ...
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Program to run two motors with Motor driver

I'm trying to make a program that would run two motors clockwise and then anticlockwise. But my program is causing my motors to only run clockwise everytime . It doesn't run anticlockwise at all. Can ...
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Varible Ramp up speed for motors controlled by joytstick [closed]

I trying to create a piece of code which will ramp up the motors speed to a changing value controlled by a joystick. For example joystick requests 120 speed to motors so instead of going 0 to 120 it ...
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Powering an Arduino directly from a motor driver (DRV8825) or external power source?

Hello people from StackExchange, I'm new to Arduino and driving stepper motors in general; please excuse me for my limited knowledge on the subject. I've been doing research for a few hours already, ...
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Why is Arduino resetting while driving motors?

I am driving motors for my line-follower project . The circuit schematic is given below The power source is a 11.1V 2200mAh 25C Lipo . Practically the cells give 11.5-12V. I used a switching buck ...
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Can 2 H-Brides be controlled by one Arduino?

The three motors are from windshield wipers, with one of the brushes disconnected in each. The controllers are BTS7960 43A modules One Bridge for two drive motors (speed and direction), and the ...
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L293D with arduino's 5V

I am trying to use L293D with relay to power a 12V DC motor. Can I use arduino's 5V to provide L293D inputs 4 and 8 such as in the drawing? Or do I need to use a separate source, e.g. a power module?
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Arduino acts odd when disconnected from computer

I'm building an self-navigating robot with an arduino, an ultrasonic sensor, and two DC motors. I'm currently within the process of coding the robot but I've discovered I have an unusual problem; ...
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analogWrite is not working - while trying to control DC motor speed

I'm trying to control the speed of DC Motor using Arduino R3 NPN Transistor (2N2222A331) 10k potentiometer 2M ohm resistor Diode I'm not using L298N and I'm also not using L293D. DC motor is ...
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arduino is skipping the if statement [duplicate]

Hi guys I am new to this language and i just tested the code to control a servo motor Can anybody help me please ? here is the code void setup() { servo_test.attach(3); pinMode(9, INPUT); ...
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How can I get the count of pulses of two encoders on the serial monitor?

I have two encoders; I connected them to pin 2 and 3 and I want to count the pulses of them to make two DC motors to work until it reaches a specified number of pulses, than stop working. I have ...
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Having trouble with motor shield running off external power source

I apologize if I don't immediately give important info, I'm very new to arduino's/circuity of any kind. I'll try to include as much info as possible. Some preface: I'm currently working on a project ...
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Help with code for changing motor speed depending on MPU6050 angles read

I have been trying to create code where my MPU6050 is constantly reading the angle it is at and based on that angle, increase or decrease the motor speed. For example the motor will be off when the ...
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Choosing a motor for my project [closed]

Sorry For my bad English. I will start to make a mini conveyor (100 cm x 30 cm) with an Arduino Uno. What is the best motor should I choose for my project ? - Stepper Motor ? - DC Motor ? Etc. ...
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Servo Motors PWM pins, Arduino Uno

I wanted to understand how people are connecting a servo motor to pins without PWM, so I went searching and I read that the Servo library uses the timer1 of pin 9 and pin 10 to be able to use other ...
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Keep motor moving

I have a problem on how to keep my stepper motor moving when button is released. It should only stop moving if I press the button again. For now, stepper motor is only moving IF the button is ...
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Brushless Motor and Electronic Speed Controller Initialisation Issues

I have been trying to make a brushless motor, working in synergy with an electronic speed controller, to work, however, all I have been achieving is the motor vibrating at a specific potentiometer/...
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How to operate a brushless motor & ESC with an Arduino

I have recently bought two brushless motors (Brushless-300w-6-5-Wheel-Tyre-Motor-Hoverboard-Swegway-Board-Replacement-Part) along with two ESC (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-40a-esc-4a-ubec....
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I cannot compile the Arduino sketch when I remove the void loop function?

#include <AFMotor.h>  AF_DCMotor motor(2,MOTOR12_64KHZ); void movefor (); void moveback(); void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); Serial.println("Motor test!");` `motor....
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Motors triggering Interrupt

I am using a 4wd robotic car to measure straight distances. I have attached two encoders on the front two wheels to measure the distance and I am using the back two wheels to adjust the car and keep ...
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Conveyor and Counter Project

I am new to Arduino and looking for advice if Arduino is the right microcontroller for this project. My project is quite simple, I want to build 3 conveyors using 3 DC motors. At the end of each ...
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Do you need an ESC to run this brushless DC motor with Arduino Uno?

This is the motor: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wholesale-JGA25-2418-8-5-1977-rpm-Electric-Motors-Brushless-Motor-High-Torque-Speed-Controlled-DC/32360228129.html I'm hooking it up to the arduino ...
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How to properly run 4 DC motors with an Arduino?

I am working on a project where I have 4 DC motors that is controlled by 2 L293D motor drivers. 2 of the motors act as the wheels of the robot, and the other 2 act as a mop. The Arduino board is ...
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How to make a stepper motor move at sinusoidal acceleration?

I am new to arduino but I know basic concepts. How do I make the motor move at sinusoidal acceleration? I used the accelstepper library and it seems that at the end of each loop of distance with ...
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AccelStepper Library: How do I go to a position without decelerating?

When I make the motor move at a certain distance with setMaxSpeed(), setAcceleration(), and moveTo(), it always accelerates and decelerates. Is there a way to disable the deceleration?
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How do you make a stepper motor move in accordance to earthquake data using arduino?

I am new to arduino. I can import the acceleration data from a text file into arduino and I can also make the motor run at that acceleration with a distance calculated from an equation. I use the ...
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Can I control 4 DC Brushless motors with arduino uno and Adafruit motor shield? [duplicate]

I need to control 4 DC brushless motors. I have no experience with arduino or coding. After some research the cleanest setup seems to be using the Adafruit motor shield, however the motors I'm using ...

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