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Nov 18, 2014, 01:10 am Last Edit: Nov 18, 2014, 01:11 am by justjay
Hi All

Just joined the forum and I'm very new to both programming and circuitry, but wanted a bit of a project so here i am!

I've built a timelapse slider/rail and want to power it using an arduino uno and geared dc motor at the moment. That i have managed! Although, I'm only getting a very basic move - stop - move action (which is fine for now, although I'll need to time my shots!)

I picked up the following from a local Maplin store as they didn't have actual arduino LCD or motor shield in store. The motor shield works fine, as does the LCD...seperately.



I want to basically have the LCD buttons able to move and choose between different presets if you like, within the code. For example, the motor moves for 1 sec but stops for 30. Or moves for 3 sec and stops for 3 secs. However, I'm having a real struggle joining the two shields together then getting the code right. The motor shield doesn't allow mounting on top like others do, so I used a breadboard and jumped them across with the LCD on the UNO

The code I am using is:

#include <LiquidCrystal.h>
// initialize the library with the numbers of the interface pins
LiquidCrystal lcd(8, 13, 9, 4, 5, 6, 7);
char text[]="ISO 100 Photography Timelapse Controller";

int pinI1=8;//define I1 interface
int pinI2=11;//define I2 interface
int speedpinA=9;//enable motor A
int pinI3=12;//define I3 interface
int pinI4=13;//define I4 interface
int speedpinB=10;//enable motor B
int spead =95;//define the spead of motor

void setup() 
// set up the LCD's number of columns and rows:

}//--(end setup )---

void loop()   /
 unsigned int i=0;
 // set the cursor to (0,0):
 lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
 // print from 0 to 9:
         lcd.command(0x18); //Scrolling text to Left
  // turn off automatic scrolling
 // clear screen for the next loop:

analogWrite(speedpinA,spead);//input a simulation value to set the speed
    digitalWrite(pinI4,HIGH);//turn DC Motor B move clockwise
    digitalWrite(pinI2,LOW);//turn DC Motor A move anticlockwise

}//--(end main loop )---

void stop()//
    digitalWrite(speedpinA,LOW);// Unenble the pin, to stop the motor. this should be done to avid damaging the motor.

}//--(end main loop )---

With this setup, both shields have power from a 9v to the UNO and 9v to the motor shield. the letters scroll but I can't get them to auto stop, and the motor won't run. There is a small LED on the motor shield blinking at me marked as IN1.

I apologise for the long first post, just struggling along and would really appreciate a few pointers!! :)



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