I don't know if this will provide the resolution you are looking for, but I used this exact circuit a few years back because it was $CHEAP$
my friend I already forgot this step motor option. that is great for my problem. I believe resolution would be more than enough my using gears already exists in old printers, which I have a lot. also using step motors allows easy mechanical assembly.
not I need to find a way to convert this information to coordinates by writing an application.
thanks for great ideas Posted on: June 29, 2014, 11:25:02 11:25 - Automerged
Hey Labview - can you microstep that encoder? LOL
I like it.
Seriously,though- for a 200 step motor,does that mean 400 PPR?
gears my friend.. gears. if you consider helical gears in printers resolution would be wonderful. of course there will be a backlash problem in mechanical design but software can compensate.