Kaysan Stepper Motor ( Motor Shield or Easy Driver ) ? How to stop motor after rotation?
I am Mechanical Engineering student working on my Intro to engineering class project. We are a group of two students ME and EE but unfortunately my EE partner dropped out of class and I have to finish the project myself.
The project is about rotating some sort of pipes. I have not figured out where to place the electric motor but all I am working on now is setting up the circuit and the motor.
I have a kaysan stepper motor nema 17
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I am planning to have the motor rotate one or two rotations in only one direction and then stop. When a push button is pressed the motor will start rotating the one or two rotations.
I did some research and I found out that I need a motor shield or Easy drive to control the motor. So far I have the following items:
1. kaysan stepper motor nema 17.
2. Arduino Uno Board.
3. Adafruit Motor Shield v2.3
4. Easy Driver Shield Stepper Motor Driver V44 A3967.
5. Push buttons and the circuit board.
I am really not sure what is the best to use between the Adafruit Motor Shield and the EasyDriver. What is best suitable for my application ? and in terms of the Arudino code how do I make the motor stop completely after specific number of rotations.
I have the Stepper Motor connected to the Arduino and I tested it using the Example code in the Arduino software but I am not really sure how to make the motor stop completely? As of the power supply, I am planning to use an external battery buy not sure what voltage I need.
Your help is really appreciated.