If you are starting to work with custom Arduino and Raspberry Pi systems, it is only a matter of time before you want to start driving larger and larger systems with it. For just such an eventuality, NYCCNC shows how easy it is to run large, high-powered motors with a simple Arduino Uno and a SyRen Motor Controller. I am sure that after this video, you’ll start to think of a 100 ideas how you could use this in your own projects and workshops.
I love Arduino’s! One of the main reasons I was so excited about Arduino’s potential back when I discovered them in 2006 was simple: controlling motors! Arduino’s control small motors very easily; in fact, I’ve done a number of videos covering How to Control a Servo with Arduino, How to Control a Stepper with Arduino, and How to Accurate Control Steppers.
But another great thing about Arduino’s is they make it very easy to control large motors – like the brushed DC gearmotors in this video buy using a motor controller.
In this video tutorial, we walk through a simple example in the Arduino IDE to show just how easy it is to get up and running to start, stop, control direction and speed of a large motor with Arduino!
In the second example, we use two proximity sensors as limit switches and two potentiometers to allow on-the-fly speed adjustment!