I shall look back through some of your replies to look for stepper motor control ideas.
Sounds like you have have pulled the pin on helping me.
With respect to your Simple Stepper Program, any chance you could include a wiring/schematic diagram?
From just the code, I can't tell how you control the motor ie, is it push button control for direction or software control. Is there a motor reversal routine in your code?
it's a pity a schematic is not forth coming for your easy stepper motor.
Have found a tutorial where speed and direction of a stepper motor is addressed plus wiring diagram.
With respect to the rest of your challenge, I'm not yet up to the stage of writing code, just beginning to get the gist of sketches via tutorials.