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Robotics on Adabox 005! Oh my
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Robotics on Adabox 005! Oh my

by Kabaju42 on Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:48 pm

I put the stepper motor kit (product ID 2348) on my raspberry pi and I've been trying to run a 12V stepper motor on it. (The motor is very similar to product ID 324). It works, but the motor seems really slow. I've tried increasing the speed in the example code, but it doesn't do much. Is that something that the controller is limiting, or is it the motor?

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Re: Robotics on Adabox 005! Oh my

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:09 pm

The maximum step rate is limited by the speed of the i2c bus. It is possible to increase the i2c clock rate on the Pi.
http://www.extremeelectronics.co.uk/hig ... n-pi-zero/

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Re: Robotics on Adabox 005! Oh my

by Kabaju42 on Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:02 pm

I got it working. It's still slower than I'd like, but I did cut down the operation time about 30%. I still have some improvements I can make on the gearing, but it works for now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0eTxsP_12U

Edit: redid the video
Last edited by Kabaju42 on Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Robotics on Adabox 005! Oh my

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:43 am

Nice looking project! Thanks for the video.

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