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Ady_m
04-16-2010, 05:43 AM
Hi everyone.

I am trying to develop a simple machine that is capable of driving a stepper motor on a linear track and creating an 'event' using an output to trigger a relay after each pre-determined step of the motor.

Can someone please give me some guidance as to whether this is possible. I have dabbled a little is Visual Basic before, but this 'application' will have to be converted to Mac. I understand there are a few programs for the Mac that are basically Visual Basic for that platform. Are the command routines compatible with Mac OS?

Thanks guys.

Regards

Adrian

Mike Green
04-16-2010, 05:58 AM
Your question is not at all clear. You're talking about a machine for driving a stepper motor and triggering some kind of relay periodically during movement. You also mention a Mac and Visual Basic and something about "command routines".

Where does a Stamp figure into this? How does the Mac figure into the project? If you're talking about a stepper and a relay, why do you need a Mac?

A Stamp can certainly control a stepper motor and it can trigger a relay after a certain number of steps have been made.