Motors Part 2: Steppers, Servos & Arduino Control
Thursday, 18 April 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
In session 2 we'll talk about more complicated motors (servomotors and stepper motors) that require electronic circuits or microcontrollers to make them work. We'll talk about how to choose the right servo or stepper motor for the job. We'll discuss examples of control circuits such as the 555 timer that can be used to control the speed of a DC motor. We'll also discuss how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control speed and direction of DC motors, servomotors and stepper motors. We'll look at some of the motor controller boards that can be used with the Arduino. We'll talk a bit about Arduino motor control software. There'll be some hands on time to work with servo and stepper motors.
BONUS: COMES WITH EXCITING MOTOR FUNPACK!
This workshop costs more than our regular offerings because we give you some awesome and useful stuff to take home with you. Your registration fee includes the cost of:
- A stepper motor
- A stepper motor driver circuit, breadboard-ready
- A servo motor
About the Instructor:
Bill Gentles has worked for the past 30 years as a Biomedical Engineer. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has recently been shifting careers as he has discovered that what he really wanted to be when he grew up was an artist. He previously presented the motors workshop at Interaccess in 2011.
When & Where
InterAccess is a public gallery, teaching facility, and production studio dedicated to the creative use of technology, electronic art, and new media culture.
In 2013, InterAccess celebrates our 30th anniversary and we look forward to the next 30 years of producing and presenting electronic and digital art.