Hi again everyone,
Im nearly done with my senior design project (which went very smoothly thanks to the Odrive) and there are a few things I’d like to add. First I would like to use a power supply instead of a battery. I have one I took from my 3d printer which can supply 15v and 29 amps. I tried using this and the motor calibrates, but when I try a position command with a high velocity the whole thing resets. I am not sure if it is the power supply or the Odrive causing the issue. I tried adding the brake resistor supplies with the Odrive but I’m not sure what value to input for it. I was thinking I could be drawing too many amps at once for the power supply and this might cause it to reset but I’m a mechanical engineer (soon to be) not electrical.
Also, if I do get stuck using batteries I would like to have an indicator for when to swap them out. I’m using an arduino for control through uart and maybe I just don’t fully understand it but I assumed all I would need to do to get voltage is this simple command “odrive_serial << “.vbus_voltage\n”;”
Float voltage = odrive_serial.readFloat();
This just outputs 0, everything else I have coded so far through the arduino has worked. Maybe I’m just sending the command incorrectly? Thank you all so much for your help in advance.