6 CIM Drive with CANTalon

Hi Chief Delphi,

In past years we’ve used a multitude of different drive trains. Because the RobotDrive class only has support for only 4 motor controllers, we’ve used pwm splitters to account for any more motors that we want to be contained inside of a Robotdrive object, but I’m not sure how to do something similar with CAN use on the Talon SRX’s. I realize that I could easily create my own drive class assuming that I want to drive the robot in tank drive, but I’d like to take advantage of the arcade style drive that the RobotDrive class offers. How would I account for these two extra motors?

-Cinnamon Toast

You can create additional CANTalons and slave them to the CANTalons that you hooked up to your Robot Drive.

I put together a quick example here…

More info in Section 9.1 of the Talon SRX Software Reference Manual to learn more about the Slave/Follower features in the Talon SRX.


Thank you so much for this!

-Cinnamon Toast

Any hints/help for doing the same in LabView? I’ve tried slaving like in the CanTalonFollower LV example, but no joy.

I can do arcade with just two motors, but as soon as I try to slave another pair it fails with a bunch of errors mainly referring to PWM channels