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dcmotor

Connection to DC Motor on Arduino MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier

Description

This object represents a connection to a DC Motor with the specified motor number on an MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier. You can control the DC motor using Object Functions.

Creation

Description

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dcmObj = dcmotor(mcObj,motornumber) creates a connection to the DC motor at the specified motor number on the MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier.

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dcmObj = dcmotor(mcObj,motornumber,Speed) creates a connection to the DC motor at the specified motor number and specified additional options on the MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier.

Input Arguments

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Connection to the MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier, specified as an object.

Example: dcmObj = dcmotor(mcObj,M1) creates a DC motor connection at motor number 1 connected to M1.

DC motor number where the motor is connected on an MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier, specified as a character vector.

Normalized DC motor duty cycle specified as a number between-1 and 1. A positive number indicates a forward rotation and a negative number indicates a reverse rotation of the motor shaft.

Example: dcmObj = dcmotor(mcObj,'M1','Speed',0.2); sets the duty cycle to 20% in forward direction of rotation of the motor shaft.

Properties

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This property is read-only.

Motor number on the MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier where the DC motor is connected.

Example:

>> dcmObj.MotorNumber
ans = 
      'M1' 

Data Types: char

DC motor duty cycle specified as a number between-1 and 1. A positive number indicates a forward rotation of the motor shaft and a negative number indicates a reverse rotation of the motor shaft.

Example:

>> dcmObj.Speed
ans = 
      0.2 

Data Types: double

This property is read-only.

DC motor state specified as 0 or 1. Running is 0 if the motor has not started and 1 otherwise. Running is a read-only property.

Example:

>> dcmObj.Running
ans = 
      0 

Data Types: double

Object Functions

Use these object functions to create a connection to the DC Motor.

startStart DC motor connected to MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier
stopStop DC motor connected to MKR Motor Carrier or Nano Motor Carrier

Examples

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Create an arduino object with the 'MotorCarrier' library.

arduinoObj = arduino('/dev/ttyACM0','Nano33IoT','Libraries','MotorCarrier')
arduinoObj = 
  arduino with properties:

                  Port: '/dev/ttyACM0'
                 Board: 'Nano33IoT'
         AvailablePins: {'D0-D13', 'A0-A7'}
  AvailableDigitalPins: {'D0-D13', 'A0-A7'}
      AvailablePWMPins: {'D2-D6', 'D9-D10'}
   AvailableAnalogPins: {'A0-A3', 'A6-A7'}
    AvailableI2CBusIDs: [0]
AvailableSerialPortIDs: [1]
             Libraries: {'MotorCarrier'}
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Create a connection to the Nano Motor Carrier

mcObj = motorCarrier(arduinoObj)
mcObj = 
  MotorCarrier with properties:

          SCLPin: 'A5'
          SDAPin: 'A4'
      I2CAddress: 102 ('0x66')

Create a connection to the DC Motor M3.

dcmObj = dcmotor(mcObj,'M3')
dcmObj = 
  DCMotor with properties:

    MotorNumber: 'M3'
        Running: 0              
          Speed: 0              

Create an arduino object with the 'MotorCarrier' library.

arduinoObj = arduino('/dev/ttyACM0','Nano33IoT','Libraries','MotorCarrier')
arduinoObj = 
  arduino with properties:

                  Port: '/dev/ttyACM0'
                 Board: 'Nano33IoT'
         AvailablePins: {'D0-D13', 'A0-A7'}
  AvailableDigitalPins: {'D0-D13', 'A0-A7'}
      AvailablePWMPins: {'D2-D6', 'D9-D10'}
   AvailableAnalogPins: {'A0-A3', 'A6-A7'}
    AvailableI2CBusIDs: [0]
AvailableSerialPortIDs: [1]
             Libraries: {'MotorCarrier'}
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Create a connection to the Nano Motor Carrier.

mcObj = motorCarrier(arduinoObj)
mcObj = 
  MotorCarrier with properties:

          SCLPin: 'A5'
          SDAPin: 'A4'
      I2CAddress: 102 ('0x66')

Create a connection to the DC Motor M3 setting the speed to 0.2

dcmObj = dcmotor(mcObj,'M3','Speed',0.2)
dcmObj = 
  DCMotor with properties:

    MotorNumber: 'M3'
        Running: 0              
          Speed: 2.000000e-01   

Introduced in R2020a