I purchased a NEMA 17 stepper motor for a small home project, and I want to drive it off a Raspberry Pi.
I purchased a DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier thinking that it would drive the stepper, but I think I got the wrong thing. The motor driver looks like it needs a higher voltage than I want to provide to the stepper, so I'm worried it would fry my stepper if I hooked it up to a higher voltage power supply.
A tutorial I found recommends using a L293D IC to drive a stepper, and I can follow these instructions, but I'm not confident that the directions will apply to my stepper.
I'm a total newb at electronics, so anyone that can point me at what the best way to drive this stepper would be my hero.