Control CD-Rom Steppers from within Blender
April 21, 2013
I am complete new to this topic but I want to use stepper-motors from old cd-drives to control them from within blender.
I have searched trough the Forum and other Sides quiet a lot but I still do have a lot of questions.
First one is: Why exactly do I need an Arduino-Board (or similar) to control the Steppers? The CD-Drive can Eject a CD without a Arduino already. Isn’t there a possibility to use the Hardware from the CD-Drive as it is? For example: Can’t I just write a Phyton-Script in Blender witch tells the Computer to “Eject” the CD-Drive to control the Motor?
If this is not possible: What is the cheapest way to control for example 9 Steppers independently from within Blender?