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A kind of motor that moves in steps.

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Bipolar stepper motor (Alfa Romeo 156 speedo) w/ L293D

I would like to use my Alfa Romeo speedo in my simrig, I have got the cluster pinout and the speed signal is coming from the ABS (Just like any other car, my BMW cluster works like charm). The only ...
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Tandem potentiometer like axis [closed]

I'm looking for an axis similar to the one that you can find in tandem potentiometer I want to build a clock where you can drive the two axis with stepper motors independently. Help me, I ...
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Current on Easydriver stepper pin

I am using an Easydriver v4 to drive a bipolar stepper motor. The Easydriver works fine, if I wire it up and manually toggle the step pin to 5V/GND it steps as intended. Now I connected both the step ...
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Wiring up a 4 pin DVD drive stepper motor?

I have removed a stepper motor from a DVD drive which looks like the following: http://forums.parallax.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=102789&d=1373845076 As seen, there are 4 pins in a ...
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Can a motor's movement be improved to any arbitrary resolution?

For a project that I'm working on, I need motor rotation at extremely small increments -- my desired resolution is about ~0.15 degrees per minimum rotation step. Of course, most motors of reasonably ...
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Stepper motor driver differences?

I have recently used a H bridge to control a small stepper motor obtained from a DVD drive and now want to look into controlling something larger, for example large Nema 23 steppers. From reading ...
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External power supply necessary to run two stepper motors from a RPi?

I am following this tutorial for a CNC laser engraver. I have two stepper motors from some old DVD drives and two L9110S H-bridges to control them. I am now working on putting it all together and ran ...
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How to determine bipolar stepper motor wiring (came from a 3.5 inch floppy drive)?

I have extracted a small stepper motor from a 3.5 inch floppy drive, that I intend to use with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The problem is: initially a thin ribbon cable was attached to it, with no ...
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Stepper motor is heating up?

I am using stepper motor for my CNC machine. Its model number is EM284 STP-42D221-01 by Shinani Kenshi. I don't know any specs of this motor; neither voltage rating nor current rating. I don't even ...
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PWM control of air core motor

I am driving an air core motor using PWM control from a microprocessor. The position of the air core is dictated by the combined magnetic field created by applying 2 currents to 2 coils (sine coil ...
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Power Conducting Stepper Motor?

I have a question that I'm not really sure how to ask, so here goes: So I know there's such a thing as a power conducting slip ring motor, which I assume allows the passthrough of power through the ...
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What is an 8-phase-stepper?

In an old device I am currently working with we found out that the engine is an 8-phase-stepper engine. Until then I only knew 4-phase-stepper and 2-phase-stepper. So, what is an 8-phase-stepper? And ...
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Drive Stepper Motor using parallel Port

im having a little difficulty to drive this kind of motors using parallel port..have googled loads tutorials but unfortunately couldnt found any color codes or types of motors i have..i cannot even ...
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Where can I find used servo/stepper motors? [closed]

For practicing purposes (Arduino and other controllers), from what old equipements can i recover (recycle) small servo/stepper motors? Maybe old printers...?
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Adding diodes to easy driver stepper motor driver

I had an easy motor driver damaged by removing the motor while the drive was energized. I sent an email to Brian Shmalz to see if there was anything that could be done to protect the board in these ...
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Slow down stepper motor's speed using stepper driver DRV 8825

I've got a Nema 17, rated at 0.8Amps, stepping angle of 1.8 degrees. The motor looks like this, and has six wires coming out of it: The four wires I've used are the ones labeled below (I was ...
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Can I control multiple stepper motor drivers from one controller?

I need to drive 6 stepper motors in open loop with 1/4 microstepping. The application requires all 6 motors to move by the same number of steps at the same time. There are no sensors of any kind on ...
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Limit the coil's voltage of the stepper motor

When the step motors are used with a current-controlled driver, also known as a chopper drive. The driver will increase output voltage when the motor runs much faster, because the faster the motor ...
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How to eliminate the wrong direction torque of stepper motor

I want to eliminate the wrong direction torque of stepper motor during super fast decelerating. The wrong direction torque is that: When you suddenly decelerate the input pulses of stepper motor's ...
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Can I use electrical braking with stepper motor?

Can stepper motor use electrical braking? I think I can stop a running stepper motor more quickly with an electrical braking resistor. Is this feature popular among stepper motor controllers? I am a ...
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Running a low voltage stepper motor with a A4988 and 5V power suply

I got this little car I built using two of these motors and A4988 drivers. It was running with a 12V power supply, but I'm trying to get it on a battery and running for about 8 hours. thought I could ...
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How to suddenly stop stepper motor without vibration?

I first send continuous pulses to the stepper driver to make the motor run at high speed(fixed speed), then I stop sending pulses, I know the motor will stop quickly, but will it cause great ...
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Driving 259mA stepper motor with a 2N4401

A while ago I asked a question about driving a stepper motor using a 2N5550 and was advised that it wasn't really capable/a good idea. I received a good answer but would like a bit more information ...
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How to put these together and do I need a PWM expander?

I'm having here an Atmega8 a PSM42BYGHW603 stepper motor the L298 stepper motor driver ...
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What servo-motor (torque, power) is you think needed to rotate shower faucet? [closed]

Also how do you think you could create electronically controlled faucet? I know that there exists magnetic valves, but they consume power all the time they operate, whereas I want a solution that ...
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Speed and Position Control for high-volt Elektro Motor with AVR

Is there anything that one can purchase to control speed and position of a high voltage electro motor? I am quite a bit of a noob at this but I could think of a circuit using photo-sensors or ...
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How to Control a 3D Printer Extruder [closed]

I am trying to control a 3D Printer Extruder that I got online. I know that for the most part, a person would just plug this in to a circuit board and it would just work. I want to make my own circuit ...
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Bipolar Stepper Motor Voltage Problem [duplicate]

This is My Circuit: When I Connected Motor X1 and X2 Voltage accross X1 and X2 10mV. When I Connected to X1 and X2 a serial 7K res, Voltage over Resistor 150 mV.(Motor Not Connected) When I ...
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Controlling a Stepper-Motor with 2 H-bridges

I think that I may have come up with a possible way to control a bipolar stepper motor using 2 simple H-bridges. The idea is to control the direction and the steps of the motor by switching the ...
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A4988 and battery power

I have battery power (9v) for stepper motor (auto-tracker for telescope mount). I need micro stepping and high torque (0.1 N*m). I decided to use bipolar stepper and A4988 because there are cheap ...
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1 degree stepper motor

I would like to ask for some help regarding a stepper motor I would like to use. I need 1 deg step and as I have seen there is no such stepper. Could you advise me as an amateur the way i could bring ...
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Trouble with L297 pins

So I am having trouble with a circuit I am building for a stepper motor controller, I am currently following this schematic My problem is that I don't really know what the Vref, control, sync and ...
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Wiring and grounding stepper motors

I'm following up on an earlier question I asked concerning a stepper motor failing on a custom made "H" type plotter (Stepper motor failing. Electrical interference?). I now have 18 AWG shielded cable ...
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Difference between half stepping and full stepping

I am currently making a stepper motor controller based on this schematic however I was wondering about the difference between half and full stepping and what would be the best method for a stepper ...
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Peak current limiting motor

I've got a motor driver which can take 3A. But my motor seems to draw more than 3A as peak current when it's been turned on. And I would like to get rid of that since it blew up my motor driver a few ...
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12V to 1.75V Stepper Motor Power Supply

I am in the planning stages of building a motorized altazimuth telescope/antenna mount. I will be using two large stepper motors that operate at 1.75 Volts / 12.7 Amps. I would like to make the mount ...
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Can a Raspberry Pi control a servo motor? [closed]

Can a Raspberry Pi (RPi) board can control a 10Amp servo motor ? I read on the Internet that a RPi could control small servo motors. If so, is there an add-on board that, when connected to the Pi, ...
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Stepper Driver/Motor Voltage with Regulated Power Supply (Arduino)

Let me first say I am VERY new to electronics, so I apologize ahead of time (I'm very active on StackOverflow.com, so I understand). I have the following components I'm attempting to control with an ...
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Stepper Control using DC Brushed Motor Driver

Is there any way to control a bipolar stepper motor using one or more DC brushed motor drivers? My only interface to the motors is setting an integer to represent their speed, ex -100 to 100. I ...
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Stepper motor failing. Electrical interference?

Update: This question is already so long, I'm hesitant to add to it but it occurs to me to ask if electrical interference between the stepper motor wires could cause this sort of behavior (motor ...
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Stepper motor limiting current [duplicate]

What is the limiting current for a stepper motor having a resistance per winding of 20.5Ω, an inductance winding of 45mH and an operating voltage of 12V?
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Is my stepper too small?

I'm building a machine that uses a single stepper motor connected to a gearbox. I'm running it at full steps and I seem to only be able to reach 1000 steps per second with a 200 step/rev motor. Much ...
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Why use stepper/DC motor driver?

Why use or implement a DC/stepper motor controller? Is it not possible to connect the motor directly to an MCU output pin without the driver?
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Driving multiple stepper motors

During the last days I've been working on driving multiple stepper motors (28BYJ-48 – 5V) with SparkCore and Stepper.h arduino library. I'm trying to drive some stepper motors, but without having to ...
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Understanding the relationship of Pulse and Stepper RPM

I have a pretty simple script that I'm using to control the RPM of my stepper motor: ...
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Need specifications to operate this stepper motor with RPi or Arduino

Here is the disassembled stepper motor that I'm working with: I need to identify this stepper motor that was retrieved from scrap for a project. Budget constraints force us to use the scrap ...
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Stepper motor stalls at low frequencies. Why?

I picked up a Howard Industries 1-19-4200 (5 wire) stepper and have been driving it on my testbench with a PIC18F2550 and L293D. I recently added a potentiometer to an analog pin of the PIC for speed ...
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Supply voltage of stepper motors

I'm going to use the following stepper motor drive chip: http://www.st.com/web/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/CD00255075.pdf And I have choosen the following AC/DC converter: ...
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L293D Problem- cant run both motors together

I am making rf based metal detecting robo and i had used 8051 for controlling the operation. The rf is fine and programming is also i think okay as i am getting desired outputs at 8051 output pins and ...
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Dialing a miniaturized stargate

I want to build a miniaturized Stargate but I have no clue regarding the electronic part. The Stargate is a fixed circle with 9 chevrons (see links bellow). An inner circle is spinning inside the ...