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Offline WebbotTopic starter

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Stepper Motor Tutorial
« on: June 11, 2008, 01:45:31 PM »
I have uploaded a new tutorial in the Members Area called 'Stepper Motors (2)'

I've tried to write down what I've learned by playing with a stepper motor - I had never used one before.

Let me know what you think..... (I'm sure you will !!  :D)

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Re: Stepper Motor Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 05:27:34 PM »
very well done and detailed

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Re: Stepper Motor Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 04:55:28 AM »
good work
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Re: Stepper Motor Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 10:54:22 AM »
wow, I haven't actually explored other means of drive systems, pretty much sticking to servos for now since i'm still a newb.

stepper motors seems very useful for large robots.

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Re: Stepper Motor Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 06:04:56 PM »
Thanks to all for the comments and feedback. Appreciated.

Just to pre-empt some future comments I've decided that I'm really driving my uni-polar motor in a bi-polar manner. Everything still works but I just need a week (busy at the mo') to get back and revise some of my comments.

wow, I haven't actually explored other means of drive systems, pretty much sticking to servos for now since i'm still a newb.

stepper motors seems very useful for large robots.

Great - but if you're looking at drive motors then go through the whole stepping frequency / gearing consideration. Else you might have a motor that works great - but takes 30 seconds to do a revolution. So check out the specs before you buy.
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Re: Stepper Motor Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 06:13:01 PM »

Great - but if you're looking at drive motors then go through the whole stepping frequency / gearing consideration. Else you might have a motor that works great - but takes 30 seconds to do a revolution. So check out the specs before you buy.

write something bout that in your tutorial

like what to look out for when buying
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Re: Stepper Motor Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008, 08:43:24 AM »
hmmmm I think there is a bug in member_tutorials . . . I see:

"<!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--> <!--[endif]-->"

written all over your tutorial and don't know why :-\

(btw, I linked to your stepper tutorial from here)

 


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