The process of development saw the following needing to be designed, tested, and then prototyped:
1. Slider Rail (standard Section)
2. Camera Dolly / Slider (rollers attached to a bent metal chassis)
3. Motion Control: this was the most tricky and takes up most of this instructable. It illustrates how I developed and tested a standard geared motor, with a gearbox… which didn’t work well enough. After this, I attempted utilising a stepper motor which is controlled by an Arduino Uno board which worked much more effectively.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.
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