Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dome Controller



The SyRen 10 motor controller came in today and I tested it out on the motor for the dome and it works great!!!

I almost wired the thing wrong from the Vex to the SyRen. The wires from the Vex only uses 2 of the 3 wires going to the SyRen.

The black which is the ground and the white which is the signal. I didn't know it does NOT use the red wire coming from the Vex, But everything is OK. I set the pins and in about 2 minutes I had the motor under control by the Vex Micro. I'll get it mounted into the panel and get the motor in place and give it a try at turning the dome. I will have to recode the Vex software to match the new motor drive.

6 comments:

John Barrett said...

Even though I'm confused, it sounds very cool!!! LOL Looks like I'm in for it when I start my wiring and whatnot!!! HAHAHA
John

Hankey01 said...

Haha...chalk me up to confused also. Why do you have to recode for the motors? I wonder if I won't have to use a 'red' wire for my setup...and I assume it will do damage if I do??

Looks cool man! Your R2 will be out jogging while mine still sits in pieces. :(

Calvin Thomas said...

I'll have to reset the speed in the code because that new motor is alot faster than the Servo motor.
I plugged the motor to a 12v. battery and it was super quiet.
Just what I wanted.

Hankey01 said...

Nice...I may have to replace that dome drive motor too one day..once the noise gets to me. ;)

Nothing in the mail yet...mail is slow!

Calvin Thomas said...

Man, Thata package should be there by now. Crappy Mail!!!
Let me know when it shows.
Calvin

Hankey01 said...

I sure will!! Can't wait to see what it is!!

:)