Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stepping Up to the Plate

Right now the programming team is working on a settings page interface where the user can change certain aspects of the printer, such as the color, and the layer depth. We are also working with the build team to finalize the stepper motor code, for example when it is given an amount of steps it will move that far. Finally, we are also working on code to implement limit switches so the motor does not go out of range, and code for a rotary encoder to add a check for the position of the motor when it is running. We are hoping to print by 4/3, and we hope to have all of the software optimized by then.