MSimmons
MSimmons
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Joined: 2020-11-04 1:48 pm
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Topics: 3 / Replies: 16
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

@hayttom Maybe click here for video. This is a link to my Google Drive. As you can see/hear, my mechanism is noisy as well, but it should get the job ...

3 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

@frogandtoad "...cleaner and more elegant code..." is something that I welcome. Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't know about the constrain function...

3 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

@hayttom In my last posts, I tried to include a video of the actuator in action using the 'my media' button, but the 23-second-long video exceeded th...

3 years ago
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RE: Haythornthwaite and Westby Tea Railway - automation

Tom, I finally got my train elevator issues sorted out. Check out my latest post in the motors and control forum. Maybe some of my code can give you...

3 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

ISSUES RESOLVED! I was not satisfied with my softPWM library solution (see 2 posts above). The over current LED on the Cytron motor driver was indicat...

3 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

Progress - maybe? <SoftPWM.h> After some more online research, I discovered there is a library found in the Arduino IDE Library Manager that ca...

4 years ago
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4 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

PROGRESS REPORT - Taking frogandtoad's suggestion ... I disconnected everything from my Arduino NANO except the encoder and the Cytron motor drive...

4 years ago
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RE: Haythornthwaite and Westby Tea Railway - automation

Hey Tom, It seems we have similar ambitions with our model layouts. My train elevator project also involves relays to kill power to the tracks while...

4 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

@hayttom Good to hear from you, Tom. The carriage on my actuator will be attached to the staging yard track boards via 4 cables with turnbuckles, an...

4 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

@robotbuilder Wow! That code looks so much better! Thanks, robotBuilder. Copy as HTML, use source code icon, paste into window- Got it!

4 years ago
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RE: Issues with linear actuator with linear encoder feedback

Thanks, Bill. I was wondering why that 'P' was in the corner. 😀 With my project I am having trouble getting the the actuator to stop precisely at th...

4 years ago
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RE: MSimmons from McKinney, Texas (North Dallas)

@sj_h1 We have a NCE brand DCC system to run the layout. We have one NCE radio throttle with the NCE radio base. We will also interface the NCE sys...

4 years ago
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RE: MSimmons from McKinney, Texas (North Dallas)

@sj_h1 It seems that the forum doesn't recognize the .xtc file format of XTrkCAD and wouldn't post the attachment. I've uploaded the file to my Goog...

4 years ago
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