Me and my mate are trying to solve an issue we’ve had for a long time with getting the Maslow to run.
We use two Modified Mercedes wiper motors with 55:1 reduction, XBOX360 12A power supply and a couple of encoders we bought from china.
Encoders are 5V, 400 impulses/rev.
Motion control board is the blue smoke herder shield with 3x TLE5206.
After initial setup we get pass on all the motors. When we try to run a g-code or make sled move in any direction with controller arrows or rotate cogs during chain calibration out motors go crazy. Erratic movement and error ie. sled not keeping up or chain lenghts error.
*three different designs of control boards
*changing basically every setting
I will try and post a video of what I mean by erratic movement.
Also we run it from win10, on a laptop. First I thought maybe 5v that goes to the encoders is too low current but we connected encoders to 5V externally - same thing.
We extended original encoder cables using similar shielded cable. Shield is grounded but no joy.
At the very beginning few years back this thing worked on these same motors.
Before we modified the motors to attach encoders we had the encoders glued to the “slow/reduced” side of the motor, now after modification they are attached to the fast side. It means that every rev of the sprocket is 22000 (55*400) impulses. My question is then is there a max impulses/rev arduino can handle due to software/MCU clock restrictions?
Thank you for your kind reply!