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Motorised Slider.

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Motorised Slider. by terenceang May 7, 2013
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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.

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.
I am using Replicator 1, got it 2 week before Replicator 2 was launched. haha.

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yeah code would be awesome, I have an extra stepper motor driver for a 3D printer I built.

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