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Motorshield - switch on stepper with button
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Motorshield - switch on stepper with button

by martinsiegrist on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:35 pm

Hello I have a Motorshield on top of an Arduino Duemillanove and I want to be able to control a stepper motor with a button or two. I went through most of the basic tutorials for Arduino, however I have difficulties to figure out how to connect either a button or potentiometer to the Motorshield. Is there a tutorial somewhere?

Thanks for helping. Martin
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Re: Motorshield - switch on stepper with button

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:58 pm

The Motor Shield FAQ lists which pins are available for use.
All the shield header pins are broken out in the row of holes adjacent to the headers.

Lesson 6 of the Arduino tutorials covers wiring and programming for pushbuttons: ... tal-inputs

If you don't want to solder the wires directly to the board, you can use a wing-shield:
or add some female headers to the row of breakouts.

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