I'm looking into using a Smoothieboard to replace the motherboard on a 20 year old piece of lab equipment. It's got several stepper motors, servos, and gearhead electric motors. It also has some built-in light sensors I'd love to hijack and use.
Can the Smoothieboard drive non-stepping electric motors?
Can it accept inputs from other sensors besides microswitches?
I'm just getting into this project and appreciate any input. Thanks!