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Leweelewee
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Hi everyone, 

apologies if this is a stupid question or covered elsewhere, but I scoured the forum and could not see it.

I have built Arduino Uno directly with PWM Fans (also with relay support) Wind Sim solution - works brilliantly (could not have done without this amazing community!).

I have now also built ShakeIt rumble for Brake and Throttle using Arduinio Uno + Adafruit Motorshield v2 Also works great....

UNTIL I try to combine both onto the same Arduino. Now this is an assumption that this should be possible. Which could of course be wrong?

The Adafruit Motorshield uses the PWM control pins 9 & 10 for Stepper Motor control so I have NOT connected them to the Adafruit.

When I set-up Adruino with 1 x Motorshield and 2 x PWM sketches all upload fine.

I can test the ShakeIT motors (on channel 3 & 4) they work fine.

BUT the wind sim fans will not work with this combination. 

Of note, the ShakeIT Motors shows 4 motors connected and states Wind Sim is already using channels 1, 2 9, 10.

Does anyone know, should this be possible?

Or does it required a separate Arduino for each Simhub feature? i.e.

1 for PWM based Wind Sim

1 for ShakeIT motors.

Thanks in advance, sorry if obvious, this is my first Arduino projects.


   
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ArtanisKrall
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I have exactly the same question. I'm currently using an Arduino UNO + Adafruit Motor Shield to power two Xbox 360 motors (5v). Using USB power is enough.

I was wondering if I could hook up a PWM fan using one of the PWM pins. Fan conected to external power supply with GND connected to the board as in the diagrams.

Anyone knows if this should work? Leweelewee did you have any luck?

 

 


   
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Leweelewee
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So an update for ArtanisKrall and anyone else that comes across this while trying to do the same.

I worked around the issue by using a second Arduino! So not really figured out if original approach was possible or not.

Final set-up:

1)Arduino Uno + Adafruit Motorshield + 6V supply controlling 3 x shakeit motors (Clutch, Brake, Throttle)

2)Arduinio Uno + 12V supply to fans + relays controlling 2 x 12V Fans via PWM control (Wind Sim)

 

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ArtanisKrall
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Thanks for the answer, I think I'll go the same route.


   
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