Pretty much finished a project I’ve been working on for a good couple of months, except one last detail: Output.
It is an autonomous boat, and will require two pwm controlled motors to propel it.
All good except I have never ventured into the field of motors and motor controllers. The boat will be a typical model size boat, about the size of 4 or so Panda FEZ boards, and not weigh very much at all.
How do I go about selecting appropriate components? What kind of power would I require for my motor? (Never bought a motor before so no clue how powerful the different wattages are) Anyone got any components they have used before and would recommend for this project?
I was thinking of either using high power MOSFETS to create a H&N bridge, or using some of these: http://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheet/SGSThomsonMicroelectronics/mXvqtxq.pdf <-- recommended by a friend.
If the link above seems like a good idea, could someone please help me decifer the datasheet? I’m really struggling with it, main thing I’m concerned about is will it run straight off a Panda, or would I need to amplify / voltage shift the signals along the way?
Looking forward to any suggestions, thanks guys