05-10-2006, 09:49 AM
Hello everyone. I have done a bit of research here and found that I can control a pair of stepper motors with my BS2 that was given to me by a friend. That would be the primary use of the stamp at hand. I have little experience with the programming of the stamp though. Or programming at all. I don't want to ask for the program specifically although tips on construction would be greatly appreciated. What I am trying to achieve is the construction of a small AZ EL rotor for amateur radio satellite applications. The load I am turning is very small compared to much of the larger antennas commonly used for this. The stepper motors I am looking at are 4 lead bipolar motors. I have software for tracking satellites called Orbitron. It has the drivers for connecting the PC to a rotor control box that would usually control the much larger and expensive rotor that is available for more permanent applications. I am not sure what the software is telling the rotor control. I hope I have not posted too premature. But, I am hoping to take the data from the PC to the stamp and then sending pulse to both of my steppers accordingly.