Control modes comparison

A project log for Smart Motor Driver for Robotics

This motor driver is able to control a motor using PID by I2C. Taking precise control of a motor have never been so easy.

Danny FRDanny FR 09/26/2018 at 19:070 Comments

In the following video you can see two available control modes in the Smart Motor Driver, the first one is direct pwm control. So the motor reacts immediately to any change made by the user. In the second one is PID control mode, here the controller calculates acceleration/desacceleration to achieve a better and safer control of the motor. The changes are not immediately but are better suited to prevent damages like flipped robots, stripped gears or even battery cut-outs due to overcurrent.

See by yourself the improvements, the best of all you don't have to do anything complicated thanks to SAMI capabilities.