ModWheels 3DoT v 5.03 Integration and Test

By: Lucas Gutierrez (Project Manager) & Matt Shellhammer (Electronics & Control Engineer)

12/12/2017

As of Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, ModWheels does not have an operational v. 5.03 3DoT.  ModWheels was given a v. 5.03 on Monday, December 11th, 2017 without a Bluetooth module (HM-11) or a battery holder.  After soldering the HM-11 and battery holder, a test was done and motors and peripheral subsystems encoders could not be powered simultaneously.  Due to this, along with the HM-11 being inoperable, ModWheels decided to revert back to the SparkFun ProMicro microcontroller for continued prototyping until 3DoT issues have been resolved.

11/19/2017

To fulfill the customer’s request, ModWheels will incorporate the 3DoT as its choice for a micro-controller.  As of 11/15/2017, the most recent EE 400D class, the 3DoT v 5.03 was available for in-class testing.  When the 3DoT v 5.03 becomes available for long term usage, a more thorough blog post will cover its the testing and integration with respect to the ModWheels project.

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