|Why 3D motion control?
Years ago, in
all areas of technology, systems had Dial boxes that allowed up to six
degrees-of-freedom control. A separate rotational knob controlled x, y,
z, pitch, yaw, and roll. This process was rather tedious, unprecise,
and uncomfortable. Today, Magellan provides a comfortable way to
control 3D objects. It allows you to control "flying object"
spatially without strain.
|Does Magellan operate in 2D mode?
uses a special mode that allows you to control a 2D cursor. Magellan
can also be used as a conventional 2D mouse. In this special mode, the
six possible motion commands (x,y,z and a,b,c) are translated
internally into two motion commands. It uses the M+ protocol as defined
by Logitech for a mouse with 3 keys. Mouse data is transmitted at 9600
baud corresponding to that protocol.
|Can I adjust the sensitivity of Magellan?
Magellan has a command that allows you to change the actual sensitivity
values. The "qQ\r" command effects both the translational
value and the rotational value ranging from 0 to 15. The resulting
"nibble" will be displayed.
|How can I
display the version name and number of the Magellan firmware I have?
You can obtain
the version name and number using the "vQ\r" command.
|What is the
translational and rotational deflection of the Magellan?
deflection is +/- 1.5mm|
deflection is +/- 4 (degrees).
|What is the
spatial resolution in x,y,z,roll,pitch, yaw?
The Magellan 3D
Controller has integrated an 8 bit A/D converter. Because the
measurement system of the Magellan is a real linear system, the
resolution of the converter can completly used. The patented
measurement system is also be used a force/torque sensor. The internal
resolution is 8bit. The 6 different values of the Magellan are computed
by 2 or 3 internal voltages of the optical sensors. The results of the
value range are approximatel:
|What is the
sampling rate? (The baud rate in 3D mode is listed as 9600,
but since I
don't know the message format, I can't calculate the samping rate.)?
rate is normaly 60 ms. This means, that the Magellan sends about 17
data packages to the computer. It sends only one data package if the
cap of the device stay in the zero position.
It is possible
to use the Magellan device with a sampling rate of 40 ms. Don't forget,
a higher sampling rate increase the charge of your computer performance.
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