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Reverse Engineering Motor Signal Board Day 7 - Simulated Circuit, still confused

A project log for Reviving and Reverse Engineering an Old Robot Arm

A full reverse engineering and rebuild of a Mitsubishi Movemaster robotic arm

Taylor SchweizerTaylor Schweizer 06/07/2020 at 00:150 Comments

So I went ahead and simulated what I had so far for the joint 1 encoder circuit using Logisim Evolution. It looks like a simple converter between the quadrature output of the encoder to an up/down signal, and it uses the index signal and the limit switch as a reset. Take a look (ignore the clocks and stuff, I haven't quite figured out how they are connected - also the DirSelect on the left side of the screen is what I use to change the direction of the encoder i.e. whether A or B is leading or lagging):

Here's the chronogram:

I'm still tracing back the stuff involving the Z index marker on the encoder, as well as the limit switch. 

Here's the KiCAD PCB so far:

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