I did a search but didn't really find anything that answered my question so I thought I would post it.
I have a pretty simple project but I'm not sure how to do it exactly. I need to use steppers to move a platform in x and y axes. It would start at the bottom left corner and move right (+X axis) until it hits a limit switch then move a certain amount up (+ Y axis) and reverse direction in the X. It would hit another limit switch at the opposite end, move +Y and reverse X. This would continue until it hits a limit switch on the Y axis then it would stop. I see lots of info on moving steppers using arduino and a stepper driver, but I haven't seen anything about using a limit switch.
I think these are all the functions I would need: 1. Set 0,0 - move the platform to the desired location and have the program set this to 0,0 2. Set X travel speed (inches per minute) 3. Set Y increment - steps or decimal inches
Any help would be greatly appreciated! If someone knows how to do this and wants to actually do the work, I'm open to paying to have it done.