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Modelman
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2020-08-10 9:37 pm  

In Bill's review of the Wi-Fi stepper there is an option on the Quick Start GUI that says "STOP ON SWITCH."  This means that the motor will stop if the limit switch is tripped closed.  I realize that the firmware version in Bill's review was a beta pre-release.

Last week I received a WiFi stepper that uses firmware version 2.  The Quick Start GUI no longer has a "STOP ON SWITCH" option.  Does anyone have ideas about how the motor can be stopped when the limit switch is tripped, without having to resort to using a python or bash script?

For my application, I need to use the GUI because I need to interact with the motor in real time.

Thanks for any comments and/or ideas.

Modelman

 


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JoeLyddon
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2020-08-10 9:57 pm  

I would think all you'd have to do is setup a Switch/Sensor for the Limits involved... Min. and Max points...

Could be physical switches, magnetic Hall effect sensors, etc. which would go to a relay or direct to the Arduino.

The logic would be to Read Limit switch Circuit BEFORE telling the stepper to do anything... and, based on the sw's, Do or DO NOT move the stepper.

You could hook up BOTH switches in one circuit so that if Either one was Sensed to Stop, the Arduino would be told the status of the Switch circuit...  If either were switched, the stepper would NOT be told to do anything.

Make sense?

 

 

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Modelman
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2020-08-10 10:13 pm  

@joelyddon

Joe, Thank you for your comments.  The problem that I am trying to solve is how to enable "stop on switch" from the GUI:  NOT about how to wire up limit switches.  I need to use the GUI because I need to interact with the motor in real time.

The version of the GUI reviewed by Bill did have this option.  However, the latest version (firmware version 2) that I received no longer has this option in the GUI.

I am attempting to contact Andrew Klofas both with direct email and via Crowd Supply.  So far I have not received a response from him.

Modelman


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JoeLyddon
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2020-08-10 10:47 pm  

@modelman

Sorry...  don't know anything about that GUI...  Good Luck...

Can you post a link to the Video you're talking about?

 

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Joe Lyddon

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Modelman
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2020-08-10 11:39 pm  

@joelyddon

Joe,  Here is the link to Bill's review:

https://dronebotworkshop.com/wifi-stepper-motor-controller/

 


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Modelman
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2020-08-11 3:00 pm  

Yesterday Andrew and I had a very productive meeting to review my project using the Wi-Fi Stepper.  I presented the case of why having the capability of "stop on switch" and "reverse on switch" options in the GUI is needed.  Andrew agreed to add that capability to a new version of the firmware, which should be forthcoming in the near future.

Modelman


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2020-08-13 12:25 pm  

@modelman

What is the wait time on these boards if one was interested?

SteveG


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Modelman
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2020-08-13 2:48 pm  

@codecage

It was shipped from Crowd Supply within 3 days of my order.

Modelman


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