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How much is "1 Step" when using the motors?

Dec 31, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Edited Dec 31, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Several of the methods for the DirectCommands and BatchCommands, such as StepMotorAtPower, have a parameter for specifying the number of steps you want to turn the motor. Exactly how much is "1 step"? The best estimate I could come up with is 1 degree, based on the fact that when I did 360 steps it looked like 1 complete rotation. This estimate was made using a Large Motor, but depending on how they work, it might be different for the Medium Motors. However, this was based entirely on visual guessing, and I was hoping to get an actual value so that I could do some of the calculations involved in my apps more accurately. Thanks.
Coordinator
Jan 1, 2014 at 5:10 AM
Yes, by default it appears 1 step is 1 degree. I'm not sure if that changes if you use SetMode on the motor to change it to report Rotations, for example.