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Looking for help with stepper motors and control (Hampshire UK)

Posted by kizzer 
Looking for help with stepper motors and control (Hampshire UK)
August 22, 2012 05:45AM
Hi Guys,

Kinda off topic but here we go....

I'm looking to make a device for recording guitars whereby I can move a microphone stand left and right over a distance of about 7 inches to cover the centre to outer cone of a speaker. I would like it to be push button controlled, so that I could move it a 1/4 inch left or right over a distance of around 7 inches.

I was pointed this directon from a recording forum after first looking at camera sliders using stepper motors. Yesterday I found this:


This looks like a great way of doing it. The microphone would be mounted to the plate and could be moved left and right by the push of a button.

I am a complete novice at all of this, so would love any incite you could give to me on this subject.


Re: Looking for help with stepper motors and control (Hampshire UK)
September 17, 2012 02:13PM
I am not entirely sure what you are doing but suspect that a servo controlled by an arduino might be the way to go.

I don't think you will need a stepper motor as the forces aren't likely to be that great. You probably don't need an arduino and could do it just with switches.

Hope this helps


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