Simple motor controller 18V15 and Qik 2s12v10 on same arduino

Hi all,
I’m after suggestions on the best way to wire up and operate these two controllers on the one Uno. Somehow I thought they would easily daisy chain and use the same command structure when I bought them. Not so I think.

What’s the simplest approach?


Hello, Andrew.

The Simple Motor Controller and qik can be chained together. The Pololu serial protocol would have to be used so the commands can be assigned to a specific device. You might also need to add an AND gate if you need to get back a signal from the devices. You can read more about the Pololu protocol in the “Using the Serial Interface” section of the Simple Motor Controller user’s guide. If you continue to have problems, you can post your code and I can take a look at it.