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TB6600 Overstepping

I've got a TB6600 stepper motor driver connected via a common cathode connection to an Arduino (Elegoo) Nano microcontroller (1/32 microsteps, 1.5A, unknown NEMA 17). I'm asking it to move a number of ...
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Torque half step/full step in stepper motor

At an exam, I was asked the following question: A stepper motor has the greatest torque on its shaft in the 'halfstep/full step'. Everywhere on the internet it says that full step gives the most ...
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How to manipulate timer registers of Arduino Uno?

I already asked about How to achieve high speed microstepping? I even used Arduino Due to achieve high speed. Practically there was no difference compared to Uno but by changing baud rate I could see ...
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How to achieve high speed microstepping?

I used an Arduino Uno with A4988 driver with 1/16 microstepping and tried to achive the highest speed possible. Using AccelStepper library ...
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Reducing step angle of stepper motor with gears

I am an electronics hobbyist and I have come across an issue with stepper motors. I have an existing mechanical clock assembly that I want to drive with a stepper motor. Due to size constraints of the ...
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Driving step motors using microstep drivers with teensy 4

I am trying to drive two stepper motors NEMA23 with two DM542 microstep driver (one for each) and a Teensy 4.1 as controller: http://tinel.com/uploads/DM542.pdf Please find datasheet of DM542 here: ...
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Fake microstepping in A4899 and LV8729 stepper-drivers?

I built a test jig to experiment with a friend's 16-pin A4988 stepper driver, and even added bi-directional LEDs to the outputs and, regular LEDs to the inputs, to see if it behaved as expected. By ...
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Missing steps while rotating stepper motor with gear 20:1 and driver tmc5160

as per the title I'm using Nema23 stepper motor and 20:1 gear and tmc5126 stepper driver. 1) I'm providing 3amp of current to motor and 4096 of microstepping. 2) Motor was working on same ...
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Stepper: Distribution of Microsteps within a full step

I am currently working on a project to precisely move a XY-table using stepper motors in microstepping mode. The goal is to reach 1/16 microstepping and there is an encoder with 4000 pulses per ...
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Microstepping stepper motors

Good day, I am investigating the effects of varying stepping angles of a stepper motor on its power consumption. How does microstepping affect the power draw of stepper motors?
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1/256 microstepping stepper motor

I am currently working on project that uses the spectrum created by a diffraction grating. I am using a stepper motor to rotate my grating. I want the stepper motor to move exactly 0.01 degrees and ...
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Stepper Motor current rating and microstepping

I am working with stepper for first time and want some suggestions. Motor runs smooth but the problem is it gets hot after a few seconds. reason may be that i am giving it a bit higher than the rated ...
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