Arduino powered x-y table


We used Makeblock to make an x-y table. We needed this for an Arduino-driven microplate spectrophotometer, where the x-y table would move a microplate precisely in the x and y directions. The table is driven by two stepper motors. Unlike the Makeblock x-y plotter kit, this table uses a thread drive (Makebock thread drive kit), not a belt drive.

The link to the Instructable for the microplate spectrophotometer is here:

This shows the x-y table contruction, custom parts for mounting the steppers and the Arduino control.


Very nice!