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draziw
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hello, need help in modding my Logitech g29 wheel and pedal setup. On YouTube they have added X box vibrating motors to the brake and gas peddles using a Uno 3 and a motor shield. this supposedly adds realism to the game. After watching a YouTube video by Bill on using a Nano instead of the Uno3 I think that's the route I want to take. Or even a Micro as this is the only function it will be used for. Question is can it be done without a motor shield. The motors shouldn't draw more then 5 volts. The question is how to do it??   


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noweare
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You can probably just get small H bridges and mount them besides the nano. If you have room for a uno you should be able to find small H bridges that will fit. If you don't know what H bridges are just google it.

They allow the signal from the nano to control the power to the motors. They also control direction. I am assuming these a dc motors.


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draziw
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Yes they are DC motors used primary for force feed back in the console controllers. 

Power 3.7 V 1000 mAh Li-ion battery, USB 3.0 host powered

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Martin Richard
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try the TB6612FNG H Bridge Bills Done A Video & Article on it and its the size of a postage stamp

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draziw
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OK, Since asking the question, "can I use the Nano in place of the Uno 3 and minus the motor shield", I found that I had bought 2 Motor Shields when I had purchased a number of Uno 3's for my Racing Sim. I also had gotten Monster Moto H Bridges for  my 12vdc motor arrangement. I will go the root suggested by amstudio who has these Mods for the G29 Steering Wheel and Pedal/Shifter. Here is his Mods....

G29 Combined

 

 The question now is, can all 3 mods be run on the one Uno, can all 3 sketches be combined in one sketch? If yes, how? amstudio has external power going to the Motor Shield, as well as wiring for 2 motors, M1 & M2. That's the easy part. Now comes the part where I need to relocate the conflicting pins of the Shifter and address this in the programming. What procedure do I need to do in order to achieve this?


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noweare
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You haven't so good about responding to responses to your first post that I am not inclined to keep this thread going.


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draziw
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@noweare at the risk of being banned from this site, where in the tarnation do you get off saying I havn't responded to the responses by you or anyone. If you'd get your nose out of the air and reread my msg's you'd see that I responded to you with the specs of the motors I was using. I'm well aware what H Bridges are used and needed for and was hoping to not have to use a motor shield, 1 less item to contend with seeing as the motors drew hardly any power. As I said in another post that I had found some motor shields that I had bought with Arduino R3's that I decided to go that route per amstudio's mods. As for timely responses, I do have to work and my work has me away a week at a time, sometimes more, so I'm unable to sit in front of a computer 24 hrs a day to pounce on anyone replying to my "Thread", not yours.   

I apologize to the Moderator and anyone else for this reply to @noweare, I would have done this directly to this person but when I tried it said " You are not allowed to write a message yet."


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@draziw

Not an issue as long as you and @noware do not continue batting this back and forth.

@noware, I think you might offer @draziw an apology, as I see he has responded on several occasions to you.  Unlike myself who is retired, there are many on this forum that still have jobs and families that require at least a little attention every once in awhile.  So their time can become limited.  Please in the future refrain from comments such as the one above.  To tell you the truth, when I first saw it I was taken aback by it's tone.

Thanks to both of you for understanding.

SteveG


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codecage
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@draziw

And the "You are not allowed to write a message yet" refers to the Private Message (PM) feature that requires you to have at least 10 posts, as well as the person your are trying to PM to have at least 10, before you can use the feature.

Keep posting, I think you are about halfway there! 😀 

SteveG


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noweare
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@draziw My bad, I didn't see that response from you and thought you just asked the second question without responding to anyone who answered the your first post. I hate it when someone post and then a bunch of people spent time answering and the original poster doesn't follow up.

This was not the case here. I do apologize for the error.

 


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draziw
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consider it forgotten! and I do appreciate the input you and anyone else may have!


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@draziw

Is this the video?

 


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draziw
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Thats one of them, there's another pedal one which has the pedal assembly converted to USB so it canbe used with any Steering wheel or PC without having the G29 Wheel. The other is being able to use the shifter as a stand alone item as well, USB. These Mods are by the same person Amstudio, he also supplies the code needed individually. I have updated the picture that I previously posted with what I think should work, by modifying the code?? My thoughts are if the Motor Shield can't handle the power draw from both devices as well as the rumble motors that I would draw the power directly from 5V 10A power supply and still supply the MS 5V's. As you can see I moved 2 of the conflicting pins to A3 and A4. From what little that I know about programing the Arduino, I would need to change the reference to those pins. So the next big question, can it be done.

There is a person Leo Bodnar who sells a combo box for the pedals/shifter but he wants a fair amount of money for it. Any insight into this project would be greatly appreciated, many thanks!

G29 Combined3

 


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draziw
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OK a little update on my situation, I have scraped the idea of using a Nano and now I've used a Pro Micro to do part of what I wanted to do. It appears that the Leonardo and Pro use the same Chip


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draziw
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Pro Micro Motor Shield

@martin-richard I took your suggestion and bought the TB6612FNG X6 and have transposed the Pro Micro in the place of the Leonardo/Uno board. Could you or anyone else have a look and tell me if it was done right. I snapped a pic from Bill's vid he done on the TB, which had him drawing power from a 9v battery which I havn't drawn in because since this is going to be a USB mod, I assume the power will be coming from the USB....yes/no??

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