Thursday, February 28, 2013

The new 6DOF extension boards are in production


This is a photo of a (still incomplete) 6DOF extension board for VFD v2 that I got yesterday in my email (Thanks Shawn):

Its smaller in size than the first prototype and the quality of the board is superb!! The ruler is in Inches. I hope to have them delivered to me in a about a week.

Thanos 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Model announcement: AMC1280USB

Hi everybody.

I'm pleased to announce that I have a new AMC motion controller available now called AMC1280USB.

It runs with the same features of the AMC644USB plus some extra features and easier accessible ports. Its built around the ATmega1280 microcontroller that leaves enough extra ports for features like 6 true PWM channels for smaller DC motor 6DOF models and many extra features still to be announced.

As the ATmega1280 is surface mount part I decided to use a arduino mega as base although I don't use the arduino libraries or bootloader at all. Actually I have to remove the DTR signal from the arduino board as its not needed with my bootloader and causes unnecessary resets when you open the com port from any motion software.

Here are some photos of it:

And here is the newer version of 6DOF extension board for VFD inverters that is also in production right now.

More technical details will be announced soon as well the support files library in the "projects" page.



Sim 2 DOF Rfactor Nordschleife by Vic Alsace using AMC motion controller

This is a demonstration of Vic Alsace 2DOF motion platform using AC motor and SEW Eurodrive VFD inverters:


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Riton video of his simulator with his AMC644USB

Riton video of his simulator with a AMC644USB (for 2DOF with VFD inverters and AC motors)


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Just received some goodies from France!!

I just got in the mail a nice complete demonstration set from SEW Eurodrive that includes:

Movitrac B inverter (220v)
AC worm Gearmotor
24v Power Supply (for the 6DOF extension 24v direction signals)
Extra accessories for the Movitrac (RS485 face plate and USB to RS485 adapter)

It was a pleasant surprise fromVic Alsace which I would like to personally thank!!!

Here is the contents of the huge box next to the AMC644USB and the 6DOF extension board.

I'll get everything up and running for demonstration videos the next few days.