Whether we care to admit it or not, motors can be found all over in our everyday lives; they just tend to be hidden. Motors are present in cars, printers, computers, washing machines, electric razors, and much more.
However, there are a number of people (which until recently included myself) that would be uncertain of how to make a motor run if they were handed one. So, let's learn something today. Let's learn how to use a stepper motor!
In order to demonstrate how to use the stepper motor (a hybrid stepper motor), there are a few things that I will end up using.
Both the stepper motor and the Darlington Transistor Array are available in the chipKIT Starter Kit.