Friday, December 20, 2013

Stepper Motor is Working!

At long last, the stepper motor is finally working!  Using the new driver that came in, we were able to have the motor successfully spin at regular intervals.  Our work day will be spent improving this, hopefully implementing microstepping and the z-table if possible.  We've also been busy testing out each of the sensors that we will be using.  The infrared sensor was tested the most thoroughly, and the temperature sensor also works as expected.  We were able to complete some testing with how the resin affects the infrared sensor, but we need to do more to obtain actual data. We are very happy with our work and feel that we at a good location right before the break, and hopefully we can continue to be productive even outside of school.