Not sure if it’s the right place for this but I’ve had my stepper hat delivered and all is working fine and have it turning by a bipolar stepper motor, but need help getting more from the demo script.
I’ve used the instructions from the link on the Pimoroni shop to here: Adafruit Motor Hat
I’ve copied it all and taken out what I think I don’t need and changed it to get a continuous turn but I’m trying to get it to do a full 360 rotate then stop. I’ve increased the steps to get (about) a full 360 but the demo script just keeps looping through??
My idea is to have a button press then 360 rotate and stop, until the next button press. I’m still trying to learn python but can’t even figure out a loop :-/
This is what I have so far:
#!/usr/bin/python from Adafruit_MotorHAT import Adafruit_MotorHAT, Adafruit_DCMotor, Adafruit_StepperMotor import time import atexit # create a default object, no changes to I2C address or frequency mh = Adafruit_MotorHAT(addr = 0x60) # recommended for auto-disabling motors on shutdown! def turnOffMotors(): mh.getMotor(1).run(Adafruit_MotorHAT.RELEASE) mh.getMotor(2).run(Adafruit_MotorHAT.RELEASE) mh.getMotor(3).run(Adafruit_MotorHAT.RELEASE) mh.getMotor(4).run(Adafruit_MotorHAT.RELEASE) atexit.register(turnOffMotors) myStepper = mh.getStepper(200, 1) # 200 steps/rev, motor port #1 myStepper.setSpeed(800) # 800 RPM while (True): print("Interleaved coil steps") myStepper.step(400, Adafruit_MotorHAT.FORWARD, Adafruit_MotorHAT.INTERLEAVE)