I'm new to this forum and to arduino/genuino. I live in Belgium and I'm working on a little hobby-project.
I have knowledge in mechanical construction and electricity, but only basics in electronics.
I have 4 belt-driven liniar slides wich I want to control by stepper motors. The slides have a range of 1 meter. Each 360° turn of the motor will move the slide by 5 centimeters, so to make a complete movenemt of the slide I will need 20 rotations of the stepper motor.
I want to generate a signal of 0 to 10V to determine the position of the slides. When the signal reaches 10V it will instantly start again from 0. Each cycle will take 10 hours of time, so the movement of the slides will be verry slow. When the voltage stay the same value the slide needs to stand stil.
the position of the slides will be as discribed below;
0V-2.5V: slide moves out from 0% to 100%
2.5V - 5V: slide stays at 100%
5.V- 7.5V: slide moves in to 0%
7.5V - 10V: slide stays at 0%
2.5V-5V: slide moves out from 0% to 100%
5V - 7.5V: slide stays at 100%
7.5V- 10V: slide moves in to 0%
0V - 2.5V: slide stays at 0%
5V - 7.5V: slide moves out from 0% to 100%
7.5V - 10V: slide stays at 100%
10V- 2.5V: slide moves in to 0%
2.5V - 5V: slide stays at 0%
7.5V - 10V: slide moves out from 0% to 100%
0V - 2.5V: slide stays at 100%
2.5V- 5V: slide moves in to 0%
5V - 7.5V: slide stays at 0%
For example on slide 1: When the voltage is 1,25V the position of the slide needs to be 50% of its total reach. When the voltage stays at 1.25V the position needs to stay in 50% of its reach.
For some people this will be simple, but for me it isn't. Can I get some tips from your side? Wich Arduino/genuino parts do I need to buy to realize this?
I want to buy the parts and start learning to program.
All of your help will be welcome.
Thanks a lot !!