Hello all, I am new to this forum, and I have mostly a software background so mechanically, I'm a little lacking. Anyhow, I have a stepper motor that steps 1.8 degrees/step and I need it to move a transport shuttle between 8 different positions 0.875" apart via a cog(timing?) wheel and belt system. What I need to know is how do I determine the size of the wheels and belt. I would like to keep the driver and idler pulley equal, but it's not necessary. I guess what I'm looking for is a formula or algorithm (must be my software-minded thinking). Any help would be appreciated.
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