WEEK 10

MECHANICAL DESIGN

WEEK ASSIGNMENT

Automate your machine

Once we assembled the machine we started the electronics. We needed to produce a circuit that could allow us to move two Stepper Motors.

* Because of time issues, we decided to use an Arduino to build the interface between our machine and the software.

Programming:

For the programmi

ng we used the arduino IDE as the controller for the stepper motors, along with the free polargraph processing software which took care of the GUI and command part of the programming.

Once we had the code running, we test our mechanism manually.

After trying it manually and verifying the weight, the angles and the speed, we proceed to make some trials with the code.