Position Controller Kit

Parallax Inc. | A-000000-00313
This position controller kit with plastic encoder allows measuring the displacement of each wheel of your mobile robots with this kit.
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Position controller kit for mobile robot

This kit is composed of a plastic encoder which is fixed on the wheel and a measuring sensor which is fixed on the non-movable axis of the wheel. The plastic encoder rotates at the same speed as the wheel passes in front of the sensor which can precisely measure movement of each wheel (quantity and speed). The kit has a resolution of 36 positions per rotation.

The Position Controller calculates and reports position and average speed data on command. This leaves the main processor free to handle more important tasks like reading GPS coordinates, processing sensor information, and maneuvering complex environments.

Technical compatibility of the Position Controller

The Position Controller is compatible with any microcontroller that uses a single-wire half-duplex asynchronous serial communication (UART) bus. Up to four Position Controller devices can be controlled on the same bus to minimize I/O requirements.

Technical specifications of the Position controller kit for mobile robots

The technical specifications of the Position Controller kit for mobile robots are:

  • Power requirements: 5 VDC
  • Communication: Single-wire TTL-level UART @19.2 kbits/sec
  • Dimensions: 2.0 x 1.05 x .49 in (50.8 x 26.67 x 12.45 mm)
  • Operating temp range: -67 to +257 °F (-55 to +125 °C

This Position Controller Kit is ROHS compliant

Technical documentation of the Position controller kit for mobile robots

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This Position Controller Kit for mobile robots is open source. Click on the following links to download all the technical documentation of this kit.

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