Examining Our Options – Day 11

2.1.2009 (Sunday) –  Day 11 –

Testing the Stepper Motor.

Testing the Stepper Motor.

Weekly meeting at Rich’s shop on Saturday. Here, we’re testing the amount of torque to see what the stepper motor can provide.

Visualizing the size of the game platform

Visualizing the size of the game platform

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.

Initial tests with DC Motor

Initial tests with DC Motor

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.

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