I know there have been a few on here from a basic search, but I need advice and some guidance for controlling a treadmill with an Arduino. I should also specify that I will not completely replace the control board that came with it, but I will have a secondary controller until my project is complete.
I first need to find out which Arduino board I need to use.
Second, I would like to control a treadmill board via PWM signals which I understand to be a timespan of 51ms. I have never programmed an Arduino before, so this is an interesting first step and I welcome the challenge. Some people have suggested using 555 ic’s but I do not know how to go about that with an Arduino.
How can I write the code and program the Arduino to send the PWM to the Motor Board to control speed?
Also, does anyone know how to copy signals from the original device and implement them into the arduino?
Edit to add:
** The project is going well, since I have not been getting any responses I’ve just been updating it for any other hobbyist that may be able to use what I’ve learned for their projects. I have succesfully controlled the treadmill now with a PWM signal using TimerOne.h - you can find it in the arduino playground downloads