Two devices in a new generation of microscope automation products are offered with built-in motion controllers. This achievement was made possible by the small size and ease of integration of the EZHR17EN step motor controller. The advantage for the end user is lower cost, less required desk space, reduced cable clutter, and improved scalability. The two released devices are filter wheel and focus drive. They can be daisy-chained together and with other filter wheels and stages (in development), creating an automated microscope system.