[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [General] Why don't we use ROS?

Ingo Lütkebohle ros.discourse at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 11:26:47 UTC 2017

[quote="basdebruijn, post:18, topic:3161"]
software step generation

I'm not sure what you mean by "step generation". The motors we use can either be driven by Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM), and most micro-controllers for this purpose do that in hardware based upon a defined level. 

Given that the exact API on how to set the PWM is MCU specific, I wonder how "generic" MachineKit would be. Also, given that the code for this is largely trivial and consists out of writing an input value to the right output register, I wonder what benefit is to be gained from MachineKit.

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