Hey there, I'm trying to build a small rover that will weigh less than 5kg.
I'm trying to go super cheap for this first one.
I currently have an APM 2.6 and I'm hoping it can control the following equipment:
I've picked out the Pololu 298:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor for the two drive motors.
This DC-DC Power Converter to power the APM from my 7.2v power pack.
And this Pololu Dual DC Motor Driver 1A, 4.5V-13.5V that will power the motors.
The question I have is if the APM can control the motor driver and how I would connect it and lastly if that setup would be able to power the motors at variable speeds or if they will be limited to on off functioning only.
If anyone can shed some light on this I would really appreciate it...or if someone had a suggestion for some cheap motor and ESC combos that will work out of the box with an APM that would be awesome too.
Thanks in advance for any help!