here we will see how to make a stepper motor driver using Toshiba's TB6560AHQ controller. This is a full featured controller which only needs 2 variables as input. it does all the work.
Since i needed two of these i've made both of them.

Step 1: Making the PCB

Since it's a DIY project here is the PCB as it was being made:
- first get the circuit on the copper plated board (NOTE: IT HAS TO BE DOUBLE FACED)

the way i did it:
1. i printed the circuit on a glossy paper using a laser printer
2. adjust the 2 circuits so they match, facing each other
3. place the copper plated board between them
4. place the sandwich between a folded regular piece of paper
5. using a hot iron press on the folded paper
6. flip it and repeat
7. afterwards take "the sandwich" and get it wet using cool water
8. press on the paper until the circuit becomes visible and there aren't any air bubbles
9. remove the paper.

you should get something like this:

NOTE: the PDFs are scaled 1:1 and only need to be printed DO NOT MIRROR THEM WHEN PRINTING!!!
<p>hi!</p><p>i have a steper motor 25hs8630 and it needs 3A, your driver could providesfor it?</p><p>Thanks!!</p>
<p>hi dear</p><p>i have a steper motor,,having specification..oz4200..volt2.30.. Apm15</p><p>hz60..Dc i want to make its driver who controle its pulse in varios degree..</p><p>pleas guide me..</p><p>thanks</p>
<p>Hi!!! i'd love to do this proyect, but can't find the PDF with the PCB and components</p><p>Please could you send them to me? </p><p>info@modulart.com.ar</p><p>Thanks!!</p>
<p>Salut!Te rog,dispunerea pieselor pe adresa kh90052[at]gmail[punct]org</p><p>Merci anticipat!</p>
help, put the scheme in the sprint layout, help, put the scheme in the sprint,if it is possible to two options with pcb, and with simple Elements. Sory my english
great desing
I'm trying to come up with a way to control twelve steppers... Any ideas besides multiple driver boards?
Been a while since you asked, but yes, depending. If they all need to step together, just wire them in parallel. If they need to work separately, then I'd get three of these: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10507 though they're not cheap, you dont have a whole lot of options with THAT many steppers. You might want to use this if you dont need a lot of power, or less than 1/2 microstepping: http://www.instructables.com/id/5-stepper-driver/
Can I use these drivers on this breakout board for a CNC hot wire foam cutter? <br>http://dx.com/p/5-axis-cnc-breakout-board-for-stepper-motor-driver-with-db25-cable-149865
Thank you for this nice and short instructables, I have two questions: <br> <br>1- is it possible to replace the resistors by potentiometers so that we can control them as we like. <br> <br>2- is it possible to provide us by the Components Layout since it will be easier for us to solder components without relying on the schemata? <br> <br>Please email at: nihon.sahli [at] gmail [dot] com (delete all spaces) <br> <br>Thanks in advance <br>
Salut! Poti trimite te rog schema pe adresa vlad.88_sounds@yahoo.com? <br> Ms anticipat!
Salut,<br> <br> Poti atasa si schema in Eagle sau in orice alt CAD?<br> <br> Merci!
lasa-mi mail-ul si-ti trimit, fara probleme
trimite-mi si mie, te rog :-) e.nastase[at]yahoo[dot]com
And how to calculate that missing resistors values? <br>Also could you explain connections (where the step/dir/vcc/gnd are?) <br>Just for dummies ;)
depending on what torque you want and what current your power source can &quot;spit out&quot; you either use 1 Ohm or 100 Ohm resistors. For greatest torque use 1Ohm and a power source that can sustain 2-2.5 amps. <br> <br>the connectors are, from left to right: <br> <br>gnd, dir, step, enable, A+, A-, B+, B-, +12-24V,Gnd <br> <br>(there is a 2nd gnd because I used opto-electronics to shield the microcontroller )
Thank you very much! <br> <br>I've heard that when motor became a generator this could just blow this tipe of ICs, haven't you? <br>An also, anti-resonanse not supported. So slow speed are preffered.
i managed to get this motor, using a clk generator for step signal, to run at 18kHz so...it works with high speeds. thing is to slowly increase the freq.
In your instructions you say not to print a mirror image but when you place the two images together they do not correspond. I believe you have to reprint one of the PDF's, please reply as this has boggled my mind.
i've uploaded the PDFs again. this time i'm sure they're right. sorry about that. BTW the paired resistors have to be as low as possible so you can get the max torque
Where did you buy the current sense resistors this circuit needs? I've built motor drivers using this IC myself and never found a very good place to get them. BTW I think going much lower than two tenths of an ohm the device would probably self destruct.
I buy most of my components from SAYAL on Mathieson blvd, Mississauga tel:-905-238-8640
Thanks for the update, now they match each other. BTW are these drivers both unipolar and bipolar?.
it works with unipolar motors too and it stays cool even with bipolar parallel connected motors.
Unipolar motors connected half coil? I do not have an idle circuit on my drivers so they heat up pretty good at rest. That and I had some issues with the reset input so I just wired that so it never happens.<br> <br> Some videos of my motor drivers: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU2GaSMPxNI"><br> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU2GaSMPxNI</a><br> and:<br> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgbeyNNBZ68">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgbeyNNBZ68</a><br> <br> I made three and just wired them up point to point like this: <a href="http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8530/pict0787a.jpg">http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8530/pict0787a.jpg</a><br> <br> <br>
it's goooooog

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