Friday, January 10, 2014

Taking the Next Steps

Progress in the electronics field is moving steadily forward. Despite a few broken microchips, we have successfully ran the stepper motor with a simple "blinking" program, and will soon begin to test its functionality with more specific inputs. With our ultimate objective being to adjust our z-table with this stepper motor, integration into the machine prototype (along with some tough number-crunching) will be our next step after testing.

With our prototype slowly coming together, there are more parts to test and integrate than ever. From the sensors to the motors and pumps, we certainly have a long road ahead of us.