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how to control several stepper motors(7) at the same time?
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how to control several stepper motors(7) at the same time?

by Maurice on Fri May 01, 2009 6:40 am

For my project I want to use 7 stepper motors. I wrote a patch in maxmsp that creates an algorithm to control the motors. That means that sometimes all the motors are running and sometimes a few.

My question is:

-How can I use maxmsp in combination with arduino mega. There is a patch available for the arduino duemilanove, is there also one for the arduino mega?
-Is it possible to run the software via usb? Or is it to slow.
-I have a few motorshield kits for the arduino, which pins are used for the stepper motors? It is not really clear to me.

Thank you for your support.

kind regards
Maurice
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Re: how to control several stepper motors(7) at the same time?

by adafruit on Fri May 01, 2009 4:37 pm

the motorshield uses a port expander latch. you should look at the schematic

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