Hi. This year, our team decided to try out using the brushless NEO motors on our robot’s drive base. along with this, we also bought some spark max motor controllers to go with it. When we wired it up initially, everything worked fine and controlled how expected. Now, we have run into some unexpected problems.
- one of the spark maxes has a sensor fault that never seems to go away.
- none of the spark maxes can be controlled through the run tab anymore. When running in percent mode, they continue to blink purple and blank.
- when driving the robot in the driver operated period, the controllers on the left side of the robot no longer connect (purple blinking led)
All of the spark maxes are still connected together with a CAN bus because they still all show up in the spark max client. All controllers were updated to the latest 1.5.2 firmware version but the problems listed above persisted…