Hello everyone on the Farmbot forum. I’m in the process of building a farm bot and have a question about steppers and encoders.
I have a whole lot of parts that I’ve accumulated over the years from Farmbot and elsewhere, every year when spring is nigh, I think to myself “This year I’m going to build that Farmbot!”. Sadly though, there is always some reason why I don’t proceed.
This years is different though, I’ve got a complete V1.4 controller box from Farmbot.
I’m having difficulty finding a pin-out diagram for the Farmduino Rev 1.7A that shows what actual signals are output (or input) on the motor and encoder pins for that board.
I have 3 x Components Explorer 17HS8402BEC-1000 steppers with encoders, and now I realize that I need 4 motors, but I thought I’d get at least one working before sourcing a fourth.
I think the encoders that are attached to the end of the motors have only an A+ A- B+ B- signal and no Z signal, which the genuine farmbot ones do have. I’m hoping that this doesn’t really matter, and I’ll be able to work around this.
Sorry about the long winded explanation, and I’m hoping that some kind person will be able to point me in the right direction for a Farmduino pin-out.