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I'am looking for a cheaper alternative for the "Pololu Jrk 12v12 USB Motor Controller with Feedback"( http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1393).   I want to control a linear actuator with feedback, like this one:


Does anyone have a good suggestion?

Thanks in advance!


You might use one of the below linear actuators with feedback, an h-bridge from ebay, and the arduino to do what you want.

Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff.   8)


Check out satellite dish positioners. For feedback, they use a microswitch attached to the drive motor giving a pulse each rotation...
This translates to one pulse per mm or so (varies) of the actuator.


Thanks for the advice. Zoomkat I have one question, how do I connect the feedback with the ardruino?

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