Real-time Software (hardware control)
BarBot's various dispensers will require some level of control.
Although the design of the platform has yet to be prototyped, it is likely it will look something like the sideways axis of a RepRap - motion will be achieved using a stepper motor. In this case the software control should:
- Be able to move accurately to the correct location for a desired dispenser, i.e. "position 3"
- Accelerate gently to speed
- Decelerate gently to a halt at the correct location