Hi all and greetings from Italy. I have some generic questions about Pololu controllers because I have a project in mind. Unfortunately, I’m not an hardware expert being a software developer but I would like to try. I’m a slot car racer and my project would be a home made slot car controller.
Slot car motors are brushed and the input voltage is usually 12V. (at least here in Italy) My idea would be to use a pololu controller and an arduino.
Please don’t laugh for my basic questions.
What’s the difference between a controller and a driver ? I read the docs and they seems very similar in what they do.
The other question is : can a controller like, for example, the simple motor controller, be considered as an electronic speed controller or it’s most suited for other kind of applications ?
In my project, I’m going to use it as an ESC and slot motors usually reach more than 20000 rpm.
I hope to find answers… Many thanks to everyone who is going to share his expertise…