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Rich LeGrand, 01/19/2015 10:30 pm


Pan/tilt Demo Pane

This pane contains parameters to adjust parameters associated with the pan/tilt demo, such as the PID gains for each axis. To bring up the Pan/tilt Demo Pane, first bring up the Configure Dialog (click on the gear icon or select File➜Configure). Now select the Pan/Tilt Demo pane under Pixy Parameters.

  • Pan P gain This parameter adjusts the proportional gain for the pan axis (servo 0).
  • Pan D gain This parameter adjusts the derivative gain for the pan axis (servo 0).
  • Tilt P gain This parameter adjusts the proportional gain for the pan axis (servo 1).
  • Tilt D gain This parameter adjusts the derivative gain for the pan axis (servo 1).

Some useful notes:

  • The proportional gain will control the speed of the servos. If your servos aren't moving fast enough, try increasing the proportional gain.
  • The derivative gain will help ensure that you don't overshoot or oscillate. If your servos are oscillating, try increasing the derivative gain. If increasing the derivative gain doesn't help, try reducing the proportional gain and reset the derivative gain to 0, then try increasing the derivative gain again.
  • The gain parameters can be set to negative values, which may be necessary if your servos need to move in the opposite direction. (Assuming you're using your own pan/tilt mechanism.)
  • The RC-servo port pinouts, as well as which port is which can be found here.