Here is a preliminary version of the stepper capable maxuino. You will need to use the customized stepperFirmata on your arduino, and add the modified MaxStepper library to your arduino library. In maxuino.help.maxpat you will see sample commands for running the stepper such as setting the speed and the number of steps you want to move (positive is one direction and negative is the other.) We are hoping to understand if this is useful and what features of the stepper process are important. For instance at the moment if you interrupt a running step series, it overrides the current location, making the stepper lose place.
We have a tightened version of the interface nearly complete, we are just working out these final issues, thank you for your patience.
File updated! (This is the last alpha version – the Max object is being written now)