Stepper Motor Indexer & Decoder
ECE 476: Spring 2005

Daniel Beer, dbb28
Tony Lloyd, aml54

Introduction | High Level | Hardware Design | Software Design
Results | Pictures | Conclusion | Appendices



 Our Final Board


The Superlogics 8520 which we used for RS-232 to RS-485 conversions.


  The US Digital MicroStep Drive which is set for 10 microsteps per step. 


US Digital MS23 stepper motor with optical encoder affixed to a jack which has a reduction of 36:1. A person can stand on the 7 x 7 inch platform and the stepper motor will lift them successfully without slip compensation.


A screenshot of our test control program.