SOLO ARDUINO ENVIRONMENT

a step forward in simplification

Here you can find all the resources to work easily with ARDUINO and SOLO.

About ARDUINO 

Arduino has an amazing comminity and popularity among the Makers for all good reasons, it’s friendly for makers and for everyone that starts in electronics or for anyone who wants to make a fast and easy prototyping project.

We share a common value on how working with electronics should be,  and we are happy to support the Arduino users that choose to work also with SOLO in a multitude of ways. 

 

Arduino Environment 1

Implement Your Own Algorithms

 

Analogue Control 

It is possible to make ARDUINO and SOLO working together in a very simple way by using Analogue voltages or PWM pulses to control the basic tasks.

It’s possible to read within our Blog the simplicity and how SOLO works in Analogue Control, using Potentiometers or using other input sources.  

Digital Control 

Using our Digital Protocol we are able to comunicate to any system with UART or USB port, on top of this communication layer we have built a simplified solution for ARDUINO Users called SOLO Motor Controllers ARDUINO Library that works with UART and CANopen protocols.

When you need more sophisticated control with ARDUINO compared to Analogue Controls, you can easily use our SOLO Motor Controllers ARDUINO Library, to implement your own ARDUINO Projects using wide range of actions that are offered by SOLO in the easiest and most practical way.

SOLO Motor Controllers ARDUINO Library

Speed up your development process in 3 steps, using our Library and stay focused on your projects, the thing that really matters!

 

1- Download the Library here.

Arduino Environment 2

2- Connect Solo and Arduino

SOLO UNO wiring

SOLO MINI wiring

Important Note for ARDUINO UNO users

Whenever you want to program your ARDUINO UNO board through the ARDUINO IDE, YOU need to disconnect the UART_TX of SOLO from being connected to RX of ARDUINO UNO, by not doing this, you might get some errors in ARDUINO IDE during uploading the code. 

In ARDUINO UNO, there is only 1 line of UART which is shared between the UART to USB convertor of ARDUINO board itself which is also used for flashing the ARDUINO UNO board as well. 
To know more, read this post on ARDUINO website.

3- Write A few lines of codes using our library.

 

Library Explanations and Tutorials

How to Download and Install SOLO Arduino Library

You can download the library: here, and a good place to read on how install any library is on Arduino web site: here

Example: Get Temperature

Example: Get BusVoltage

Example: Set and Get Number of Poles

Tutorial: Sensorless Speed Control of a Brushless Motor

You can read the full code and explanation here.

Tutorial: Drone/RC Car Brushless Motors in Sensorless Mode Up to 30,000 RPM

You can read the full code and explanation here.

Tutorial: Position Control of a Brushless Motor

You can read the full code and explanation here.

Tutorial: Speed and Torque Control of a Brushless Motor with Hall sensors

You can read the full code and explanation here.

Support

We try our best to support all the user. We have a section in our FORUM where you can post your question.

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