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simple linear actuator instead ??
« on: February 26, 2017, 08:59:47 PM »
i was wondering if i can use simple linear actuator for use instead of the stepper motors with the control board sold on the website..
something like this

with the flexible hinges at the end, the attachment would be easier to the frame..
i am not sure who can help on this but i believe it will make the project easier to implement.

Thanks in advance

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Re: simple linear actuator instead ??
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 04:15:55 PM »
Hi Emimina,

   The Sunharvester code has written is specifically for stepper motors - so the short answer is no, you can't use a linear actuator.  I think you may be able to do it, but it would require a bunch of re-coding adding some kind of optical encoder to the motor itself.  Hope that helps...