Stepper motors are ideal for applications where it is necessary to know the angle of rotation, for example in robotics. Unlike a normal motor, stepper motors can control the steps individually and can therefore detect the exact position.
For easy controlling such a motor, a driver IC like the L293D or the ULN2003 are needed. The use of both drivers is shown in this tutorial.
For many (outdoor) projects a distance measurement is necessary or advantageous. These small modules are available starting at 1-2 bucks and can measure the distance up to 4-5 meters by ultrasound and are suprisingly accurate. This tutorial shows the connection and control.
Maybe some of you thought about how to let some RaspberryPi’s communicate with each other wirelessly. For this purpose small 433MHz modules are ideal, which are already available for a few bucks.
Therefore in this tutorial I want to show how two (or more) RaspberryPi’s can “talk” with each other. But do not worry, if you have only one Raspberry Pi, you can do it also.