I am currently working on a very interesting build but I am stuck with part of the design and could really use your advice!
I am using a Pixhawk to steer a larger boat autonomously but instead of using small thrusters and ESCs (Blue Robotics) I am using two larger trolling motors activated with a 12V relay.
There is no rudder so steering is controlled via the motors. (Skid Steer)
My problem lies in how to control / wire this thing together?
I have lots of experience controlling motors with an ESC but how can I get the pixhawk to activate the relays as THROTTLE PORT & THROTTLE STBD.
Also, considering that I don't actually have a throttle or speed control as such - only the ability to turn either the port or starboard motor on/off......
What settings would need to be changed to enable it to keep a course through the water?
or would the ardurover code just not handle these modifications to outputs?
I have done quite a bit of research online but I can't seem to figure out the easiest way to make this work.
Surely, it can't be too hard?
I am basically simplifying the autopilots controls to only two outputs. Forward Port & Forward Starboard.
Thanking you in advance for your great advice!