I have general questions and need some guidance.
I have Arduino Uno, a Seeed Motor controller V2, and a Ping sensor.
My coding skills are pretty good/ok
Ok, so I found an old RC car at the thrift store and wanted to make it into a collision avoiding car.
So I connected the Ping sensor and was able to get distance.
Next I was able to get the back wheels to go forward, stop, then go backward successfully when the ping sensor senses an object at a certain distance.
I was also able to get the front wheels to go left and right.
I have a problem when I connect both DC motors at the same time. The front wheels stop moving. The back wheels move slowly or don't move at all.
So I know the code works, the motors just grind to a halt when connected together. I am good at code but new to hardware. Is this a voltage problem? I connected the arduino through the wall plug. Are the motors too big? Should I find a smaller car or is there a way to boost the voltage to the motors?