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Core Motor Controller

The Core Motor Controller has two motor channels to connect and control two 9 - 15 volt DC motors, with optional encoders.
SKU: AUM3020
$79.95

The Core Motor Controller has two motor channels to connect 9 – 15 volt DC motors. Through the Motor Controller functions, you can control the speed and direction of each motor. Each motor channel port has an encoder for feedback.

The Core Motor Controller is powered by the Core Power Distribution Module using the supplied power cable and communicates with the Android device via USB.

Mode Comparrisons

The Motor Controller has three models for motor control and each channel can be independently controlled by the user program. The three modes of operation are;

  • Run with Constant Power – Set the motor speed and direction.
  • Run at Constant Speed – Set the desired motor speed and the controller will maintain that speed, even if there is a change of load on the motor.
  • Run to Position – Set the desired encoder position and the controller will move the motor until the target position is reached and then it will maintain that motor position.

    Learn More Here

Motor channels can be set to reverse so that motors on the left and right side of the robot drive forwards when both given a positive power.

 

link to lessons and activities

The Core Motor Controller has two motor channels to connect 9 – 15 volt DC motors. Through the Motor Controller functions, you can control the speed and direction of each motor. Each motor channel port has an encoder for feedback.

The Core Motor Controller is powered by the Core Power Distribution Module using the supplied power cable and communicates with the Android device via USB.

Mode Comparrisons

The Motor Controller has three models for motor control and each channel can be independently controlled by the user program. The three modes of operation are;

  • Run with Constant Power – Set the motor speed and direction.
  • Run at Constant Speed – Set the desired motor speed and the controller will maintain that speed, even if there is a change of load on the motor.
  • Run to Position – Set the desired encoder position and the controller will move the motor until the target position is reached and then it will maintain that motor position.

    Learn More Here

Motor channels can be set to reverse so that motors on the left and right side of the robot drive forwards when both given a positive power.

 

link to lessons and activities

Power
9 – 15 volts DC. 10 amps max.
Motor power
9 – 15 volts DC. 5 amps max.
Motor encoder
Two phase, 5 volts DC, 50Ma max.
Recommended motor
Matrix 12v motor
Number of motors
2 max.
USB 5v current consumption
20 mA max.
USB compatibility
USB 1.0, USB 2.0
Required USB driver
FTDI VCP
USB connection method
Optically isolated
USB connector
USB mini, pin 5 (+5v connection)
Motor control modes
Constant power -100% – +100%
 
Constant speed -100% – +100%
 
Run with constant speed to target position (32 bit value)
 
Choice of float or brake at 0% power
 
Reset current encoder value
Battery voltage monitoring
0 – 20 volts with 20mV resolution
Encoder logic levels
Logic 0 – 0 volts, Logic 1 – 5 volts
Encoder input configuration
Pull-up 4.7k ohm to 5 volts, 4.7k ohm current limit
Encoder pin header
Pin1 – PHB, Pin 2 – Gnd, Pin 3 – PHA, Pin 4 +5v
Unit dimensions – LxWxH
72 x 88 x 24 millimeters
Unit weight
67 grams

What's Included

1 Core Motor Controller - 45-2203
1 USB Cable - USB A to mini - 45-1123
1 Powerpole Power Cable - 45-1121