Asked July 8 2014

Community Question

Is there the possibility of adding a tab in ez builder for stepper motor control.I would to use steppers for Movement Panel without having to write my own script.
July 8 2014
Ok, but what device (stepper motor controller) would we use to control the steppers? The L298 H-Bridge?... DJ will kind of need to know that before he can write any code for a stepper Movement Panel....

To be honest, I don't see much advantage of using a stepper over a servo... At least with a servo you can drive heavier loads and all the driving circuitry is internal... No need for a motor controller... Simple plug and play...
July 8 2014
I say no to the L298 because it is a digital port hog. Sparkfun Easydriver, Big Easydriver or Pololu has 6 to choose from all with single PWM and direction interfaces.

July 8 2014
@ Richard R, I love ya bor but there may just be some uses that might be useful that haven't been investigated yet. What do you think?
July 8 2014
I will give you that... new ways should be investigated... I know how to use steppers and I know how to use servos... I guess I find servos much easier to work with... Sure you can do your roof with a hammer and nails, but wouldn't a nail gun make it a lot easier and faster?
July 8 2014
How about a robotic nail gun