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Auto Tuning with Motion Studio

Auto Tuning with Motion Studio

In systems with a PID controller the proportional, integral and derivative values must be set properly for the controller to operate well. Motion Studio features software to automatically tune these values for a motor and encoder combination. In this Application Note we'll look at how to use it and fine tune the results.
Graphing in Motion Studio

Graphing in Motion Studio

Motion Studio feature the ability to graph different aspects of a motor, encoder and the controller against each other in real time. This Application Note covers the use of this feature.
Position Settings in Motion Studio

Position Settings in Motion Studio

The Position Settings window of Motion Studio is where the control loop for positon control is tuned and tested. This Application Note covers the controls and settings of this widow and what they are used for.
Velocity Settings in Motion Studio

Velocity Settings in Motion Studio

The Velocity Settings window in Motion Studio is where motors and encoder are tested. It's also the location where tuning of motor and encoder combinations is carried out. This Application Note details all of the functionality within this section of Motion Studio.
PWM Settings in Motion Studio

PWM Settings in Motion Studio

This App Note is part of a series on the usage and features of Motion Studio. This article covers the PWM Settings window that is used for motor and encoder testing.
General Settings in Motion Studio

General Settings in Motion Studio

BasicMicro Motion Studio can be used to configure every aspect of the RoboClaw motor controller. The bulk of the configuration settings are made in the General Settings section of the application. This Application Note details the sections and settings contained within it.
Layout and Common Operations in Motion Studio

Layout and Common Operations in Motion Studio

BasicMicro Motion Studio contains a large number of features and tools. This Application Note is the first in a series that explores these features one by one and their usage in practical applications.
USB Driver and BasicMicro Motion Studio Installation

USB Driver and BasicMicro Motion Studio Installation

Before you can begin using your RoboClaw, you’ll first need to install the RoboClaw driver and Basicmicro Motion Studio on your computer. Once you've completed the software installation you'll be free to uniquely configure your RoboClaw for you particular needs.
RoboClaw Advanced RC Options

RoboClaw Advanced RC Options

The RoboClaw allows for simple and direct control with an RC system, yet there are options that allow for more fine grained control of your system. In this article we’ll be discussing these point by point.
Configuring RoboClaw Battery Settings

Configuring RoboClaw Battery Settings

The RoboClaw motor controller features several types of protection to ensure the safety of the hardware in your system. On of the most important of these features is the battery cutoff protection. This features ensures that your system’s batteries are protected from both under and over voltage conditions.