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Offline Robotics GuyTopic starter

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How to control stepper motors?
« on: January 20, 2009, 02:17:43 PM »
How do you control stepper motors, the one's that turn both directions?

I'm using a PIC microcontroller. Do I need to buy some kind of speed controller to control stepper motors?

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Re: How to control stepper motors?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 02:30:57 PM »
I've never done it but this should help you:
http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G14197

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Re: How to control stepper motors?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 08:56:50 AM »
sparkfun.com sells a stepper motor driver for like $15 if I remember right.

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Re: How to control stepper motors?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 12:05:52 PM »
How do you control stepper motors, the one's that turn both directions?

I'm using a PIC microcontroller. Do I need to buy some kind of speed controller to control stepper motors?


See my stepper tutorial http://www.societyofrobots.com/member_tutorials/node/120 which also includes links to my Stepper Motor driver.
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Re: How to control stepper motors?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 01:44:20 PM »
See my stepper tutorial http://www.societyofrobots.com/member_tutorials/node/120 which also includes links to my Stepper Motor driver.


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Re: How to control stepper motors?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 08:10:27 PM »
Ive just completed a stepper motor tutorial that concentrates on software methods for controlling them without a commercial stepper controller - (they can go faster than you think)

http://www.societyofrobots.com/member_tutorials/node/314

 


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