First post. I got my ezb two Christmases ago to build a robot idea I had. Life happened and now I'm finally ready to build. I feel a bit daft as I'm able to get a few things right and others I'm not having success with. Here is the plan: a custom frame robot with two jazzy wheel chair motors and a third dead wheel for balance, the robot will follow a set path at a set time and return on the same path (assuming no obstacles) at a set time and plug itself in to charge.
I rigged up a bare bones set up using the ez-b, a sabertooth 5x25 mc, two wheelchair motors with brakes removed and a 12 battery. I know my wires are currently sloppy but it was just a quick test.
I got the ez-b connected wirelessly (using the gui)and powered from the 5v output on the sabertooth. I set the pins as described in other posts. I was able to get one motor turning forward and back using the ez-b virtual joystick (sabertooth) but it wouldn't stop turning. The other motor did not turn. Now, I know that I only had one signal wire connected to the ez-b but I'm not sure that it would support wires on different connectors. I also didn't see anyone else's diagrams powering the ezb via 5v from the mc. I've attached a basic diagram below.
I guess my questions are: what would you recommend I change on my wiring? Can anyone advise as to what I need to add to accomplish the stated goals? I've read a ton of posts and forums and they've been helpful but I also really could use some friendly guidance from someone who's been there.
I hope this made sense and really appreciate any and all assistance.