Hi, I want to make a automated tube cutter but I`m having difficulties to do the arduino code.
The idea is to have a stepper motor to feed the cutter machine that will be controlled by a relay connected to the arduino.
The cutter machine is controlled by a pneumatic system and is currently controlled by a switch and I want it to be automatic.
I have already built the CIRCUIT SCHEMATICS as ATTACHED (The arduino is with a prototype shield and the LED connected to the relay represents the cutter machine).
PLEASE HELP ME TO CREATE A CODE TO DO AS FOLLOW:
1: Start the loop when the button from the prototype shield is pushed.
2: Run the stepper motor for a chosen number of steps, speed and acceleration. (the acceleration is to prevent the tube from slipping).
3: Stop the stepper motor.
4: Trigger the relay so that the cutter machine can cut the tube.
5: Stay with the relay triggered until the tube is completely cut (approximately 1 second)
6: repeat this loop until the prototype button is pushed again.
OBS: on the circuit schematics that you can see attached the pins are connected as follow:
pin 2: direction
pin 3: steps
pin 10: relay
pin 11: button from prototype shield
pin 12: green LED from prototype shield (will not be used)
pin 13: red LED from prototype shield (will not be used)
Thanks in advance!