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CD stepper motor controlled by PC?

Hello,


Is it possible to control a bi-polar stepper motor from a CD reader/writer with the original print board?
(so without adding any other IC's), and also with the original flat-cable?

I would like to create an XY positioning table with 2 of these stepper motors.

I don't understand much about data transfer trough a serial port, so I would like to keep using the original wiring (flat cable) that goes to the motherboard of my PC.

Does there also exist software to program a pattern (for drawing an image on the XY table) that sends signals directly to the stepper motor? (trough the flat-cable) ?


Thanks in advance,

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