How to configure steppers (Stern SPIKE)
Related Config File Sections:
Node board on Spike support up to four steppers. Steppers connect to light outputs on the board and a homing switch (which may be on another board). We guess that they are hardware-wise similar to the StepStick (but that does not matter if you are using an existing machine).
To configure a stepper in Spike you can use the following example:
switches: s_stepper_home: number: 11-4 steppers: stepper0: number: 10-0 homing_mode: switch homing_switch: s_stepper_home platform_settings: speed: 20 light_number: 10-10 named_positions: 100: test_1 200: test_2 500: test_3
This will configure Stepper
0 on node
10. You can choose a number
3. Which ones does not matter but you can only use every
Then you need to look up the motor reference number in your manual. This is an example from Game of Thrones LE:
We are interested in
10-LP-10. This is used as
10-LP-11 is not used and we guess that Spike automatically uses the
next output as well.
The home switch is called
Dragon Home in GoT and has the number
11-SW-4 according to the manual. We configure is as
in this example.
You can change
homing_speed to configure how fast the
stepper will move. See Stepper Motors for more details about steppers.
What if it did not work?
Have a look at our SPIKE troubleshooting guide.
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