Software for hardware testing

A project log for Brushless Actuator (Arduino-Compatible)

Ardunio-Compatible M0/Zero/SAMD21 with FET Driver, MOSFETs, Absolute Magnetic Encoder, USB and RS485 comms. ~$US50

Paul GouldPaul Gould 07/05/2020 at 16:050 Comments

Bootloader programmed using the SEGGER J-FLASH with the BIN file from Sparkfun SAMD21 Dev board bootloader. I will have to create my own custom one in the future. This will require using ATMEL studio which I do not like to use.

After bootloader is programmed it can be seen as a USB port in the Arduino IDE. Set the board type to Sparkfun SAMD21 Dev and select the detected USB. The variants file has to be modified to disable the SER5 handler.

Test software runs the following

Features left to test

Full operation test

On-board magnetic encoder reads the diametric magnet connected to the motor shaft. Motor position is controlled from the USB using Saddle sinusoidal control. Vital information displayed on the OLED display.