Sunday, February 03, 2008


It's become pretty obvious

I've been running the stepper all day. It can change direction in a single step and can hit 15+ mm/sec, all while burning less than half an amp/phase.

I never got the gearmotors to hit more than 1.7 mm/sec and I had continual troubles accounting for the momentum that built up in the firmware when I was running them at full tilt. Chris thinks that the problems with encoded gearmotors can be solved and I have no doubt that he is right. The problem that I'm having is that while I have not doubt that they can, it would appear that I'm not the guy who can solve them.

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