Arduino + Victor 884 Help

I borrowed a Victor 884 from my robotics team to see if I could get it to work with my Arduino. I know I have wired everything correctly but I have no idea where to start on the programming.

The signal wire is plugged into PWM 9.

Any ideas?

but I have no idea where to start on the programming.

Generally, you start with a set of requirements.

And yours are?

Generally, you start with a set of requirements.

And yours are?

Requirements?

I see now.

I'm trying to control a 12v DC motor with a Victor 884 speed controller http://www.vexrobotics.com/victor-speed-controller.html.

The power is wired correctly and the signal wire is connected to pin 9.

And your requirements are?

What exactly does "control a motor" mean? If you just want to turn it on, you don't need a speed controller or a micro-controller at all. All you need is a battery, some wire, and the motor.

If you have some other requirement, tell us what it is.

And your requirements are?

What exactly does “control a motor” mean? If you just want to turn it on, you don’t need a speed controller or a micro-controller at all. All you need is a battery, some wire, and the motor.

If you have some other requirement, tell us what it is.

I knew there was something I forgot.

I want to make the motor turn forward, reverse, and stop.

I want to make the motor turn forward, reverse, and stop.

At the same time? I'm not sure that is possible. What particular benefit it would have escapes me, too.

Take a deep breath, relax, and try again.

It will probably not be possible to help you since we cannot see exactly how you have everything wired. We also have no clue what kind of code you are trying to use.

If you want practical help, you will need to show us exactly how everything is connected: Arduino, Arduino's power, motor controller, motor, and motor power supply. And you will need to show us your code. use the # button above to include your code in your message here.

The data sheet you cited (thank you) says that it wants to see standard R/C servo PPM control. Have you tried the Arduino Servo library? http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/Servo

I've wired it like this. http://img185.imageshack.us/i/victormc4.png/

But I'll play with the Servo library.

So if you have followed the suggestion for wiring, why would you NOT also follow their suggestion for the code that goes with it? They show simply using the (built-in) PWM function "analogWrite()" You have already typed far more lines of text here in this forum than it would have taken to type those few lines of code. It could be working by now.

Of all the times I've looked at that I completely missed it. But after trying it the Victor is still showing it has no signal.

int motorpin = 9;

void setup() {
  pinMode(motorpin, OUTPUT);
  analogWrite(motorpin, 192);
}

void loop() {
  
}