Technology. Applied Control Systems. Using GENIE E18 Motor Control Board for Project Work Building Instructions for the t4 Prototype SumoBot. GENIE E18 Motor Control Board. Front and Rear LDRs A1 and A2. Reset Switch. Start Switch. Battery Snap. Motor’s 1 and 2.
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Using GENIE E18 Motor Control Board for Project Work
Building Instructions for the t4 Prototype SumoBot
GENIE E18 Motor Control Board
A1 and A2
Motor’s 1 and 2
Populate the GENIE E18 Motor Control Board as shown using the components supplied in the kit and attach flying leads and solderless LED holders as above.
Consult the PDF GENIE E18 Motor Board for assistance.
Ensure the components and flying leads are soldered properly.
Note: Some components in kit may vary from those shown above e.g. the capacitors.
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The circuit board (and outer case) can be attached using Foamex. Superglue foamex onto the front panel where the respective holes will be. In the case of the foamex pieces for the outer case, they should be 3mm from the edge. Use 3mm self taping screws.
Insert the LDRs through the 1mm holes. Superglue them in place and then solder them to their respective cables.
Solderless LED holders can also be used if available. This also removes the need for Superglue.
Use sticky Velcro pads to attach the battery pack to the inside of the Robot. This way the battery pack is easily removable for battery replacement.
The motors should be glued in using the hot glue gun. Make sure the wheels fit inside the 100 x 100 mm box.
Some masking tape can be wrapped around each motor to protect the connections and stop them from touching.
The Switches can be attached to the motors
using hot glue
with screws as shown
The square and rectangular
pieces should line up with
the slots in the plastic.
The white wire goes into
A0 on the board
The black and red wires should go
into 0v and +v respectively on the
servo motor section of the board.
The following slides show some additional tips and information that may be useful.
GENIE Design Studio Software
All necessary software, drivers etc are available in the GENIE Design Studio Software folder.
In the event of a problem all software etc can be downloaded free from www.genieonline.com
GENIE Troubleshooting Tool
This tool can be used to detect and fix common problems with cable connections.
To use the troubleshooting tool select Program and Options from the main GENIE Design Studio screen.
The Project Options window will open. Select Troubleshoot to open the Troubleshooter – GENIE Configuration Tool.
Follow the instructions to detect and fix common problems with cable connections.
If necessary, this tool can be downloaded from www.genieonline.com
See www.genieonline.com for further information on GENIE products including specific project and activity boards and kits.