Signs of Life 3

Finally had some time this weekend to hook up a stepper drive, stepper motor, power supply, and a PC to see if EMC2 would move a motor.  I’m pleased to report success!  I just wired up a single axis for now, but it demonstrates that EMC2 is properly generating step and direction pulses out of an add-in PCI parallel port card.

First bench test.

Here’s quick little video showing it running the default program to cut out the EMC2 logo.

3 thoughts on “Signs of Life

  1. Reply josh Oct 18, 2009 11:27 PM

    so what does the purple lizard do, then?

  2. Reply dibble Oct 19, 2009 1:50 AM

    Nice . . . looks like it’s starting to come together, well, in baby steps anyways.

    Oh, and nice music. Kind of went well with the motor sounds in the background :)

  3. Reply steve Oct 19, 2009 7:57 AM

    Yup, it’s slowly coming together. With any luck the mechanical stuff will be here this week…

    The purple lizard… Well, if you don’t know, I sure can’t tell you.

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