Questions tagged [pwm]

PWM is a form of signal modulation that allows digital output to approximate an analog signal. Use this for questions about using the PWM pins (marked with ~).

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What does “Update of OCR1x at” mean in the WGM table of ATMEGA328?

I just finished a reading a couple of online guides on how to use timer registers with pulse width modulation, so I'm still new to its concept. When I looked in the ATMEGA328 specification sheet, I ...
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Timer CTC Set and Clear modes — How to un-Clear and un-Set?

Nick Gammon's cheatsheet for the Ardunino UNO's ATmega328P (below) shows some hints on the Clear Timer on Compare (CTC) modes of AVR chips. Most of the examples for CTC mode I find use the COMxxx ...
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Chance light intensity in a pwm pin using LDR using Arduino UNO

I am using proteus and Arduino software to simulate my circuit. What I need to do, is to have an LDR in my Arduino uno. When light intensity increases in my LDR, I need another LED which is connected ...
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Transistors to use for eight voltage sweeps from two PWM Arduino pins

On my Arduino Mega, there are two PWM pins open. There are eight analog voltage inputs to a datalogger. They are connected through a PCB, and I need test them with a DC voltage sweep. (There are many ...
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PWM output maximum current

i made a project with arduino in wich I used arduino to activate 18 n-ch mosfet with PWM. I used the softPWM library to use PWM in 18 output pins, I used a nano v3. The question is about the maximum ...
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What kind of control method in my code will allow me to control multiple servos with phase shifts

I am building a quadruped robot, and I need to keep all four legs moving continuously and out of phase with respect to each other to produce a smooth gait and to prevent falling over. I wish to ...
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ATtiny Mapping PPM Inputs to Move Servo Issue

Short Version: Not able to get a servo to move to mapped input from RC remote control PPM signal. Detailed Verison: I am trying to take an input signal from a hobby RC radio (D4RII receiver ppm ...
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Why doesn't PWM work on arduino in this code?

I am trying to control a dc motor speed with PWM. When I test it with simple program like spin in one direction with set PWM value it works. If PWM>70 the motor will start spinning and max is 255. ...
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Implement a discrete controller /transfer function with arduino uno

i want to implement a discrete transfer function at z domain with arduino UNO.I know that i must do the inverse z transform and find the difference equation.Afterwards i must use PWM because arduino ...
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How to reverse BLDC motor using programming arduino?

I bought ESC from here but it rotates motor in one direction only. Is there any program which will control direction of rotation clockwise or anticlockwise with same wire configuration.
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DC Motor speed control by using pwm

I am using Arduino Uno, and MPU6050(3 axis imu sensors), not gate, and L298 dc motor drive. My algorithm is very easy. Receive an angle how the balancing robot is tilt. Decision speed of motors by ...
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Arduino PWM LED blinking on four pins, each pin's intensity and time period based on the previous pin

I am trying to make four LEDs glow using my Arduino, based on some relationship between them in terms of brightness and the time for which LEDs glow. For example, the relationships are: pin_3_value =...
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27 Servo Project, Uno with Adafruit's 16-Channel Drivers

I'm working on a project where I need to be able to control 27+ servos. The problem is that I am unsure how to control them from a computer. I'd love to build a simple program with a user interface ...
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Help to understand multiple PWM working together

I'm very new to arduino related stuff so this question might be really easy to answer. I don't understand how multiple PWM outputs are supposed to work. Look at the pic. In the first(1) case we are ...
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tone() and PWM limits

I'm developing an active sonar using Costas arrays and Golomb rulers. I need the Arduino to switch between frequencies very quickly to shorten the length of the ping, both to improve processing and to ...
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Why am I getting erratic Analog.read() readings?

Im trying to make an arduino controlled PWM fan using a potentiometer. Ive connected the circuit as in the diagram below (The transistor is a TIP120 if it's hard to read): Here is my code: int fan = ...
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How can I add PWM to my BLDC code using port manipulation?

I have the following code, which currently uses 6 output pins (pins 8 - 13) from the Arduino to my inverter circuit, which controls a BLDC motor. The code is fine and it works, however I want to add ...
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Motors would make the car go extreme left instead of forward (Self Driving car)

This is my very first day in the community, please bear me until I make myself comfortable here. Coming to my question, I'm making a self Driving car. My car instead of moving forward it moves on the ...
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Reading PWM signal as on or off

what I am trying to do seemed simple but I have been failing to come up with a solution I have a PWM signal on an external circuit that switches LED on/off, all I need is to set bool powerOn to true ...
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Trying to control DC motor speed with PID

i'm trying to control a DC motor with PID. I have already made a code where i control the motor with an ultrasonic sensor (for distance) but now i need to run the motor at a given RPM (the Output). I ...
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PWM using timer3 for servo control won't generate any output

I'm making a program for a small robot arm controlled by four servos. Problem: I need for PWM outputs, timer1 has three so i need to use timer3 for the last one The main program and the timer1 ...
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Uno PWM freq conflicts with other PORTs

Am working on a small project in which I can control the speed a 24V DC Motor using a Variable resistance to A/D then generate the right PWM to an optocoupler while displaying the speed in 4 7-...
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Serial port selection and command receiving failure with Arduino Uno and Adafruit servo shield

For a long time I use Arduino Uno controller and Adafruit 16-Channel 12-bit PWM/Servo Shield with 6.3V 1000 uF capacitor, powered with 6V 8Amp adapter to control 6 High-Speed Digital Micro Servo DSM44 ...
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Guidance on controlling gimbal brushless motors?

i want to make a gimbal using an arduino and im having trouble finding how to control brushless gimbal motors with arduino as they all go into a BGC ive found a BGMC https://rovertec.com/products/...
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When driving leds by TLC5940, unexpected jumping to irrelevant leds

I try to control a lot of leds separately with arduino uno. So I built a circuit that has TLC5940, arduino UNO. Connections of my circuit are like the photo. But I also add 1uF and 0.1uF capacitors to ...
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Arduino Every 25k PWM signal

I have written a class for generating a 25khz pwm signal for the Arduino Nano. This works great (pin 9 and 10 only) on the Nano. I want to switch to Arduino Every; this code does no longer work (the ...
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PWM and other functions Simultaneously

I have an Arduino Nano v3 clone setup with DS3231 RTC. It constantly get time from RTC and controls outputs by comparing in if-else statements. Now I want to output PWM signal starting and stopping ...
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having issues with arduino uno and max6675

I am trying to make closed loop a automatic temp controller to heat a thin metal plate using a buck converter, max6675 thermocouple module for temp sensing and a 250 watt halogen lamp. I am giving ...
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Servo PWM Pin seems to be interfering with Wire.onRequest i2C function

A newbie here. I am thinking of interfacing Raspberry Pi with Arduino via I2c to control a few servo motor (as RPi have limited PWM pins). Meaning I would send input from RPi to Arduino to allow to ...
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Phase and frequency correct PWM mode Arduino Mega 2560

I wrote a code to generate 1kHz Phase and frequency correct PWM signal from Arduino mega 2560 using timer 4. When I try the code with fast PWM mode it works perfectly. But phase correct mode didn't ...
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PWM voltage appears to be low (~0.33V) and fails to trigger a PWM dimmer LED controller

I am attempting to use the Arduino Uno to tune the current on a SparkFun Femtobuck LED driver. The driver itself appears to work fine and outputs 0.33A when the PWM pins are not connected. However, ...
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Arduino Uno Controlled Heater

I am a novice in Arduino. I am working on a temperature controller for a hot plate. I have a PT100 as sensor which is being driven by a 1mA constant current source. As the resulting output voltage is ...
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PWM C Code some logical error

I don't know what's wrong with the code I have activated all the bits I need. I want the code to slowly increase the brightness of the bulb and then reset and then the same thing goes on. Please help ...
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Arduino LED PWM dimmer starts blinking on low PWM values

I'm trying to build a PWM led dimmer with Arduino using this circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Everything works fine until the pin PWM 3 drops below the ...
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Use PWm and zero_cross_detect interrupt

I use an Arduino Uno for controlling one DC motor speed with PWM and one dimmer for control heater. The dimmer and PWM control worked standalone, but when I want them to work together, the dimmer ...
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Control Fan Speed Using ESP8266

Hello i am using ESP8266 to control my 220v AC ceiling fan. I am able to do that easily with a 5v 10A relay module. But i want to know is there any module to control the fan speed as well? i have ...
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Sketch works on MEGA 2560 timer2, but does not work on timer1

I set the PWM frequency on MEGA 2560 like this: TCCR2A = 0; TCCR2B = 0; TCNT2 = 0; TCCR2A = _BV(COM2A1) | _BV(COM2B1) | _BV(WGM20); ...
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How to get PWM frequency to ~14KHz?

I found this question: Set PWM frequency to 25 kHz It is useful, however, I want to use it to generate ~14KHz? int d = 0; // pwm value void setup() { // Sets Timer1 to Phase Correct ...
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Programming a switching AC current?

I tried using this code to output AC power from one H-bridge and then another, switching every second, but when I connected a motor to it, it just seemed to output direct current. This is the code I ...
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Help - Atmega328p, converting a PWM servo code from pin9 to pin6

I found a working code that uses pin9 (PB1) on my Arduino for controlling a Servo, but in my project, an ultrasonic sensor is already using that pin/timer. I want to convert the code to use pin6 (PD6),...
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Motor unexpectedly moving at reset

I'm playing with the standard L298N motor board and Arduino MKR 1000. However something strange happens: when I upload a new firmware and when I turn on the Arduino power supply (every time Arduino ...
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Use PWM to play notes on ATMega328

I have old speaker which I want to use to play sound. I chose to use PWM mode on ATMega328 (which is in turn on Arduino Uno R3 board) in order to do it. For signal on the speaker I chose rectangular ...
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Create PWM pulses by comparing the cosine wave with AnalogRead potenciometer

I need generate 4 pulses, for the digital outputs, for example 8,9 and 10,11, at this moment I am using an Arduino Mega. The pulses have these characteristics: 1) 8 and 9 are the same pulses, but I ...
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Lightweight PWM Servo range modification

Not having worked with servos on arduino I'm not sure how to go about this or if an arduino is the best solution. I have looked at servo actuation tutorials and can get a servo to move but rather than ...
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Is it possible to use Arduino PWM for audio within a PAM8493 amplifier?

I've seen some projects using PWM for playing audio files, and it seems like it needs an amplifier, otherwise the sound is very low. I already made a project using a DFPlayer and PAM8403, but now I ...
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Set Arduino PWM frequency to 20KHZ instead of fixed values given on each pin

Here i found the datasheet of each timer and each pin frequency, but I can't understand how to generate a desired frequency. Someone please help me.
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Reduce PWM Frequency Arduino DUE

I'm newbie in arduino due. I need to reduce the default PWM frequency of arduino Due. Anyone have any tutorial to do this? (Frequencys like 25hz, 50Hz for example) I read in some posts, if i change ...
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Code to obtain PWM output

I tried code to obtain 100KHZ PWM output with a 41.66% duty cycle by reading an analog value from A0, which is compared with a reference 5V value for obtaining PWM value. Can someone help me with the ...
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expression cannot be used as a function

void setup() { // put your setup code here, to run once: pinMode (9, OUTPUT) ; pinMode (10, OUTPUT) ; TCCR1A = 0; TCCR1B = 0 TCCR1A |= (1<<WGM11) | (1<<COM1A1) | (1<<COM1B1) ; //...
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Controlling 5V PWM Fan with Potentiometer

Alright so I wanted to make myself a Deskfan using Arduino and a potentiometer. The reason for using arduino is that I want to display the current temperatur and the fan speed either through rpm or ...