Rotary Encoder Mounts Built

In order to mount our rotary encoders – basically, what tells the Arduino board how far the trolling motor has turned – a plastic piece was 3D printed and mounted on top of our driving gear. The encoder is the green piece in the photo above. ┬áThis is a preventative measure to ensure the motor will not turn past its desired orientation. The trolling motors will operate in a range of 180 degrees of motion pointing forward, (using reverse when backwards movement is desired), and the encoder ensures that the motors stay within that range.

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