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Building a Magnetic Track Guided AGV

automated-guided-vehicle built with magnetic guide sensorAn automated guided vehicle (AGV) can be built with as little as two Roboteq components: An MGS1600 magnetic guide sensor, and one of the many dual channel motor controllers available in Roboteq’s catalog. This application note will use a Roboteq MDC2230 dual channel controller, however the techniques described are identical for all other controller models.

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MicroBasic eases Fast Prototyping of Innovative Electric Push Scooter

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A Push Scooter is definitely a high volume consumer item requiring a dedicated motor controller and battery system. Before redesigning the controller and supporting electronics to fit it nicely into the scooter's base, an off the shelf Roboteq MBL1660 single channel motor controller was used to test and validate some innovative ideas. Unlike all other electrical push scooters, this one does not ha...
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WiFi Robot Platform Design Instructions

wifibot robot design instructionsThis article show step by step how to use Roboteq's motor controllers along with an Intel Atom low power motherboard to build a Wireless LAN remotely operated Robot platform.

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Understanding Regeneration

regenMotors become generators when forced to turn while no or reduced power is applied. This phenomenon brings interesting benefits in terms of energy efficiency but it also introduces challenges in system design. Understanding the physics and implications of regeneration is critical in many applications.

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The Truth about Amps Rating

truth about amps rating in motor controllersMax Amps is one of the most important criteria when selecting a motor controller. Different vendors use different approaches when rating their products making comparison difficult. Here is how you can sort things out.

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Controlled Regenerative Braking using Real Time Speed Sensing

electric scooter built with roboteq dc motor controllerOne of the most interesting features of electric motors when used in drive train application is that they can also behave as generators, and thus recharge the vehicle's battery while braking. Roboteq's motor controllers can easily be programmed to take advantage of this characteristic in a controlled manner.

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