Can anyone help with getting a stepper motor up and running?
I am looking to use a stepper motor for a project I am about to start. I have never used a stepper motor before but it looks the best solution for the job. I have a small stepper motor (Unipolar 18 deg stepper motor,12V 0.4W 170Ω) and a controller (Linear stepper motor controller,350mA).
I want to hook the motor up to two momentary switches where the press of one switch turns the motor one turn in one direction and the other switch turns the motor one turn opposite.
Do I need to get a drive board? Do I have to link through a controller?
Any help at all will be most appreciative.