2.1.2009 (Sunday) – Day 11 –
Weekly meeting at Rich’s shop on Saturday. Here, we’re testing the amount of torque to see what the stepper motor can provide.
Getting a visual clue into the size of the labyrinth game. Part of the design criteria is to make the platform about standard table height. The yellow tape measure is representing the floor while the lumber represents the platform at its maximum angle.
Looking into using a DC motor as an option to the stepper motors. I like the variable speed, quick response, and more power than the steppers. The down side to using DC motors is we loose the precision of the stepper motors and will need to add encoders and the software required to control how far and how fast the motors turn.