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Motorised Slider.

by terenceang, published

Motorised Slider. by terenceang May 7, 2013
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Motorised Slider. by terenceang is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Motorised mount for cheap china made slider.

Parts used.

  1. Cheap sevenoaks slider. http://www.sevenoak.biz/company/product-dis.asp?id=959
  2. NEMA 17 stepper motor.
  3. 2GT belt + 608zz bearing for idler.
  4. Home switch.
  5. MSP430 launch Pad and easy driver for control.

Video shots from this setup.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OwjdrRMq2w

This is the first prototype mde over the weekend, there is a lot of room for improvement and it is constantly in progress.

Homing sequence and in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpGoajpN_Wg&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbuVfi_Sm1o
I am using Replicator 1, got it 2 week before Replicator 2 was launched. haha.

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Code is under development, dont think it will be ready anytime soon, I am using MSP430 LaunchPad as controller instead of Arduino as I have a few of them lying around and there are cheap. You will also need a Stepper driver, I am using Easy-driver, you can get them from spark-fun. I am afraid you might need to hack some controller together now on your own. Stop motion animation will be fun, let me know if you need any help.

is there anywhere i can download the programming code or anything like that as i've never used arduino or likewise but would like to use similar for my 3D stop motion animation!

great work! I love the video

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