I was wanting to use this motor:
rating shows: 4 amps and 1.05 Ohms
which would be 4.2V?
and possibly wanted to use this power supply: https://www.circuitspecialists.com/12-volt-8-amp-power-supply.html
it has an adjustable output Voltage control, which I believe I should adjust to get the V- and V+ to be 4.2V based on the motor.
I have previously controlled a stepper motor with the big easy driver from sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12859
I would set M1, M2, or M3 HIGH or LOW to microstep then pull step low and high to step.
The power supply Im looking to use doesn't have those input pins that the driver had and my understanding get a little unclear at this point.
My question is how can I control the motor with a microController?
will I need to use transistors between the V+ and the motor to control it in one direction? Would I need transistors between V- and the motor also to control direction?
Or should I be looking for a driver still?
The part about looking for a driver that confuses me is that the driver I have used in the past had Voltage inputs to the board then the inputs from the MC would control the motor wires, but this power source has inputs for the motor wires but it doesnt seem to have inputs to control via a microController, so I am definitely misunderstanding something there