I am putting together a project to make a linear stepper driven measure and stop for a drop saw.
It will allow the user to type in a number and move a stepper motor driven panel (like a pusher) closer to the drop saw give the supplied measurement.
I would like a touch screen but that is probably more than I am aiming for at the very start. I am not sure if my best option is to go for an Arduino (I have some ESP32s and a Mega) so that I can just run the stepper off a driver or go full blown Pi setup and feed out to a GRBL controller.
All the program needs to do is locate home (with limit switch) and move stepper based on a numerical input.
I am not fixed on any ideas just yet, and there is no commercial purpose for this, it’s more of something I want to build, because well… no reason except that I built it - I am sure all of you on here would understand that
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!