I've spent the (surprisingly little) time waiting for all parts to arrive (from China, the US, Germany and Austria) with installing the x-sim software and trying to understand a bit of the x-pid arduino firmware. These are the parts I want to use:ARDUINO UNO
(1 for each pair of motors)50A Dual-Channel motor drive
(1 for each pair of motors):http://www.elechouse.com/elechouse/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=100_146&products_id=217940A POWER SUPPLY
(one of these for each pair of motors):http://r.ebay.com/zPzf45
4 x 12V WIPER MOTORS
I then built a test setup for my equipment and gave it a first run today!
I was really surprised, when it actually started to turn! I kind of expected it do do nothing at all, regarding my zero knowledge and experience with x-sim, arduinos, and electronic motor controlling! But it actually worked!!
However, after inserting a few values in the x-sim > converter > interface settings > test field and watching the motor react accordingly, it suddenly stopped and refused to move any further.
I didn't find out the reason yet, but I think it might have to do with the power supply. It gives a strange "click-click-click" sound after the motor stops. And if I wait for some minutes, the motor is turning again. But just for another one or two inputs. Does anybody have an idea what the problem could be?