Smart Motor Drivers

Components for Building Custom Robots and Motor Control Systems
Smart Motor Drivers are used for building multi-axis, daisy-chained robotic systems with various motor types, add-on sensors and different type master controllers.

OVERVIEW

ACROME SMD Family is a versatile and powerful solution for robotic projects and motor control applications. Products in the family have features to optimize the motor's performance and ease the cabling process. Multiple boards can be synchronized for simultaneous control of multiple motors, simplifying the complex robotics tasks. The hardware options provide support for different motor types, supply voltage ranges, and current capacity. Overall, the ACROME SMD family offers an efficient and comprehensive solution for controlling and optimizing DC motor applications.

SOFTWARE OPTIONS

LabVIEW, Real-Time (optional), FPGA (optional)
Altair Activate
Executable & GUI
Python
LabVIEW, Real-Time, FPGA (optional)
Python and OpenCV
API for External Control (Examples for LV, Matlab, Python)
MatLab/Simulink
C with STM32 software
API for External Control (Examples for LV, Matlab, Python)
* Different controllers may require

PLATFORM OPTIONS

Local PC (Windows)
Digital-Twin
Local PC (Windows / Mac OS)
Remote Lab

APPLICATION AREAS

Professional Photography
Medical Applications
Wearable Items
Quality Assurance
Engineering Research Applications
Positioners' Algorithm Research

FEATURES

Brushed DC Motor Driver

Real-time Sensing and built-in PID Controller

Built-in Quadrature Encoder Input for closed-loop velocity/position control

RS-485 based daisy-chainable communication protocol for multi-axis applications

Ready-to-use GUI (Windows/MAC/Linux) for easy commissioning

Daisy-chainable sensor add-ons for ease-of-cabling

Python and Arduino APIs and example projects

On-board voltage regulator with a wide (7-48Vdc) DC power supply input

CURRICULUM

GETTING STARTED PROJECT
Cabling the components
Installing the GUI Application
Commissioning the DC Motor
MOTOR CONTROL WITH EXTERNAL SENSORS
Cabling SMD Sensor Network
3D Parts and Building Instructions
Slider Door Example Project
Auto-Irrigation Example Project
BUILD YOUR OWN MOBILE ROBOT
Mobile Robot Components
3D Parts and Building Instructions
Assembling the Robot
Obstacle Avoidance Example Project
BUILD YOUR OWN ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR
Manipulator Robot Components
3D Parts and Building Instructions
Assembling the Robot
Kinematics Example Project

SPECIFICATIONS

*We offer customization in our product upon customer’s request.

Building a Five-Bar Parallel Robotic Arm Using Acrome Smart Motor Drivers

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This blog post describes the basics of the 5-bar parallel robots -aka- five bar linkage and how to build one using ACROME's Smart Motor Drivers and DC brushed motors. Sample Python codes are provided.

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Building a Five-Bar Parallel Robotic Arm Using Acrome Smart Motor Drivers
10
Min

This blog post describes the basics of the 5-bar parallel robots -aka- five bar linkage and how to build one using ACROME's Smart Motor Drivers and DC brushed motors. Sample Python codes are provided.

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Building a 4-DoF Serial Robotic Arm with Smart Motor Drivers
10
Min

This article provides information on building a 4-DoF robotic arm in a do-it-yourself fashion. The bill of materials information and links to CAD files of the linkage and mounting parts are given. The article recommends using Smart Motor Drivers for controlling the actuators, as this will make things easier and cleaner in cabling.

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Introduction to Acrome's Autonomous Mobile Robot - AAMR
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Min

This blog post is an introduction on building Autonomous Mobile Robots. Acrome's Autonomus Mobile Robot is given as an example system with its bill of materials (BOM) list, example code and further development topics of SLAM, AI and ROS.

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Introduction to Robotic Manipulators
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Min

An introductory article about robotic manipulators. The article focuses on robotic manipulators, especially the serial robotic arms, and provides information on how to build such a robotic arm with a high-level list of requirements.

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Synchronizing Linear Motors and DC Motors
8
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Blog document explains a sample project of for synchronizing 2 different DC motor types of Linear Motors, brushed DC motors using ACROME's SMD products. Source code, 3D print files and Bill of Materials of the project is provided along with the possible real-life application examples.

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