Hello and thank you for your time.
I've done a few tutorials with my board and learned how to connect individual devices up. I would like to please ask for some guidance in putting all this knowledge together.
I'm looking to create a small series of events that play in a loop that would automate some human steps in production. I wanted to find a suitable solution for controlling multiple stepper motors, dc motors, even maybe pneumatic switches.
Here's an example of how the series of events would play out. (times and sequence are still theoretical)
0:00 start of cycle stepper motor #1 turns clockwise for 10 seconds
0:10 stepper motor #2 turns clockwise for 5 seconds then goes counterclockwise for 5 seconds
0:20 DC motor #3 powers on for 15 seconds
0:30 stepper motor #4 goes clockwise for 5 seconds clockwise, 10 second pause 5 seconds counter
0:40 pneumatic switch #5 engages for 1 second, 2 second pause, 1 second engage, 2 second pause, 1 second engage
0:50 servo #6 to position x and then back to original position.
With maybe a total of 8-12 devices powered eventually so a larger board with room to grow would be best.
Would there be a way to make sure each motor is in the proper position during the step? Like if the power went out mid travel on one of the motors. Software recommendations, custom written or is there a solution out that would handle something like this?
Thank you again!