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  • risquare
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    Originally posted by enigmatheatre View Post

    One Wire is in testing but I don't think I will support stepper motor control in the main Sketch as there is to many variables so you would need to use the API for that.

    Greig.
    There are multiple reports online stating that it is relatively easy to drive a stepper motor using one of the dedicated drivers such as Pololu, that are widely available and inexpensive.

    https://www.pololu.com/product/2133

    The problem I see is that unlike many other plug-ins the Arduino plug-in doesn't have its own "action" menu. Instead it relies on HS3 actions pertaining to the devices it creates. This is perfectly fine for simple actions like turn a relay on/off.
    In the case of stepper motor control one has to setup direction, number of steps, speed, continuous run (option), disable etc.

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  • enigmatheatre
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    Originally posted by egbertje View Post
    Asked earlier. But can you also inplement PWM for the NodeMCU?
    I have looked at this but there are various problems with this and I dont think it will be any time soon as the way it is done at the moment is with a library that is not supported on the NodeMCU.

    Greig.

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  • egbertje
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    Asked earlier. But can you also inplement PWM for the NodeMCU?

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  • enigmatheatre
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    Originally posted by risquare View Post
    I can use "1wire" and "stepper motor control" right away on NodeMCU board.
    One Wire is in testing but I don't think I will support stepper motor control in the main Sketch as there is to many variables so you would need to use the API for that.

    Greig.

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  • risquare
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    I can use "1wire" and "stepper motor control" right away on NodeMCU board.

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  • stinggray
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    Great

    Thanks for this great plug-in.

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  • enigmatheatre
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    Originally posted by stinggray View Post
    I would like to see the analog pin option on the NodeMCU board.
    I am working on this now.

    Greig.

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  • stinggray
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    I would like to see the analog pin option on the NodeMCU board.

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  • enigmatheatre
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    Yes, I am working adding some more features to the NodeMCU boards but work is a little busy and I do not have much time. There are also some differences in the way the boards work so I have to get around the problems that create. I nearly have onewire working and hope to have this out in the next week or two.

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  • risquare
    started a topic Arduino vs ESP8266 (aka NodeMCU) features

    Arduino vs ESP8266 (aka NodeMCU) features

    I see twice as many features available to Arduino board compared to ESP8266.
    Among them PWM, OneWire, Servo, whereas ESP8266 is restricted pretty much to few digital inputs and outputs.
    Are these features coming to ESP8266 and when.
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