I found ODrive looking for a way to use RC components for a simulator rig with ball screw actuators.
I have read a lot in this forum, but before spending money, I want to be sure that it will work at the end.
The rig has load all the time to the actuator, so a index encoder has to be used to avoid the calibration.
First question: How does Odrive finds the endpoints of the mechanic?
xsim tools sends commands over a serial connection. A virtual com port should be fine. The format of the command is configurable. for example L10R30000 = first Motor goto position 10, second motor goes to 30000.
The L or R can be every character and the value can be decimal, binary or hex. Also the resolution is adjustable bitwise. In my example it’s 16bit. The command is send at a adjustable time every xx milli seconds.
Second question: Does the firmware accept this command or is a reprogramming necessary?
Thanks a lot / Greetings / Thomas