Stepper motor

I have a small size sanyo denki 103 series stepper motor. I wanted to use it using L298 driver. What will be the connections  

Question by UsmanR1   |  last reply

Stepper Motors..

I recently pulled two stepper motors out of a working IBM dot-matrix printer. One larger, 3v one with 1.8 steps. The other is a smaller, 9.5v one with 7.8 steps. I am more interested in the large one right now. I managed to find out that the large one has center-tapped coils. I also found out that Coil 1 is red-white-brown, coil 2 is blue-black-yellow. I found the schematic below on was wondering how this could be adapted to control my motor from a PC program with the ULN2003 (that chip sounds like UT2003)? Here are the complete residences of what I found on the wires with a multimeter, in case that helps. Resistances:Red to Brown: 8 ohms (or 7 some times)Red to White: 4 ohmsWhite to Brown: 4Blue to Yellow: 7Yellow to Black: 4Black to Blue: 4

Topic by l0cke   |  last reply

stepper motor

Wondering if any one knows how to control stepper motors via Hand wheels. By rotating the wheel you should be able to control the rotation of the wheel either clock wise or ccw. I do not want to interface the motor through a computer.

Topic by rajivraj   |  last reply

Arduino + Stepper

Hi! I have an Arduino nano and a Minebea PM55L stepper motor and I have to connect these two together. I read the Arduino tutorials, and got a ULN2003 chip. The thing I am unsure of is the power supply and which wires of the motor do what or should be connected to what. There's 6 of them and I really don't want to fry anything if at all possible. Could somebody help out, please?

Topic by TashaDax   |  last reply

controll a stepper motor

Can you controll a stepper motor with push switches no circuit? i need a 12v motor with pllanty of speed  torque for a diy cnc but i want to controll it manualy with a joystick made with push switched can i just apply power to a stepper motor like a hobby 12v dc motor and run it without a circuit?

Question by skullkeeper80   |  last reply

stepper motor help

Hi, i need help in building a cnc machine. not the hardeware just the circuit. i already saw this and the circuit that it included but i coulden't understand the circuit. there is this circuit which i have already built but need help connecting it to my parallel port on my computer. i would really appreciate it.

Topic by dark_inuyasha   |  last reply

disc stepper motor

Ok im new to the tech world but i have a an idea haven to do with a stepper motor that is in disc form and capable of being programmed but i dont know what parts i would need and how to go about it any insight or possibly a parts list to do it? please and thank you

Topic by mobilesuit990 

Android Stepper Motor?

So I am working on controlong shades in my house with my android phone and my arduino over bluetooth. i was thinking on using a steper motor to act as a gear to open and close the blinds. could anyone help me with any toturials or a link to any documentation involving bluetooth stepper control? Plese help.

Question by broskiz   |  last reply

Precision Stepper motor????

Is there a precision stepper motor and programming hardware that i could program to go to a certain 1/50 of a turn. I would use it for a locker lock unlocker, 3 digit combo lock. What are my best options for cheap?? Thank you

Question by theboygenius   |  last reply

Stepper motor driver?

Hi! I am trying to find a good h-bridge for a 3 volt stepper motor. Basically my plan is to build a stepper motor controller with an arduino for controlling various functions in a model kit. I have the arduino-kit and the motors. But I need a good reference for a h-bridge, but all i can find are chips rated for much larger drive currents. Also exactly how hot does a hbridge get when under load? I would like to integrate the bridges into the kit, but since it is plastic, I would like to know in advance how hot it gets, and if it gets too hot I'll have to look at another solution.Any help appreciated! PS. If you can please put the hbridge part ID in your answer for easy reference. DS.

Question by feldreich   |  last reply

Stepper motor controllers

Does anyone know where I can buy some bipolar stepper motor controllers and an H-bridge in one package? Or even better, schematics/pcb layout of a driver board?UPDATE:Does anybody have any experience with the Easy Driver? It seems like a cheap alternatives to some of the other available controllers, but I just want to know if you get what you pay for.

Topic by ongissim   |  last reply

stepper motor question

Ok, i am trying to make a chain clock, its just a clock with a gear instead of a minute hand that turns a chain with 12 numbers on it. my problem  is; the chain i am using is too heavy for a conventional quarts movement. i would like to use a stepper motor but all the drive circuits i find need an arduino. are there any simple circuits i can make, to use a stepper motor for a clock? i do have some circuitry skills so i can work around some stuff. thanks for the help :)

Topic by golddigger1559   |  last reply

CNC stepper motor Answered

Hello, I would like to use my 3 printer scanners I recently salvaged for a CNC. Would you expect the motors to be able to cut aluminum with a multi-speed dremel? If there is enough torque, it would be sufficient to make a 3d printer right?

Question by jbaker22   |  last reply

Normal motors working as a stepper motor?

Hey folks, I have an arduino(Also l293d motor control) and I was wondering if I could use my normal motor just like a stepper motor by creating a funtion and using "delay" as a mode to control the rpm of the motor

Question by cthaliyath   |  last reply

Stepper motor, driver, microcontroller

I am looking for someone to help me with with a stepper motor. (ofcourse you get paid) I would like to have a small stepper motor something like this(the main thing is that it isnt bigger then WxHxD 50mmX60mmx15mm) . I would like a driver and a microcontroller to this almost in the same size, would love to have this thiner thou. I would like to have this programmed, like the stepper to do 1 revolution in 180 minutes (1 full rotation in 3 hours) if it possible to get it running on batteries it be great! Folow the link to a image i made to se how i like it to be. Is this possible? And is it someone who got the knowledge to do this? Awaiting your answere! Best regards Jacob

Topic by soderhjelm   |  last reply

Retractable mount for stepper motor

I am currently working on a small project which includes a 28BJY-48 stepper motor. I want to make a retractable mount for the motor so I can extend it to a desire length. What is the recommended way to do it? I thought about intalling two metaling poles inside the body of my device which will be connected to motor and to use pg16 glands as a twist-lock locking

Question by eliariev   |  last reply

Printer Stepper Motor Driver

I recently "Recycled" (parted out/junked) some Hewlett Packard 600 and 800 series printers. It occurred to me that everything I would try to build (electronic and software drivers) already exists in the printers. The motion of the stepper could easily be controlled by sending print commands to the "printer:. The only "problem" I can think of is satisfying all of the fault sensors, eg. out of paper etc. Has anyone worked on this. Recumbent Bike Builders Rule!! Carpe Ductum

Topic by naic98   |  last reply

stepper motor function as generator?

I want to make a stepper motor function as generator. Is it possible to do it if I don't want to hack the motor system? This is because, I cant change the principle of the motor itself. 

Question by SharifahA1   |  last reply

Stepper motors for Prusa mendel? Answered

I have these bipolar round stepper motors that i salvaged from old printers . Can I use this stepper motor in the prusa mendel? and will they work fine?  also can i use stepper motors which are like this one.. meaning the round small ones or do i need to use the nema 17 ones?

Question by SowmenD   |  last reply

Variable Speed Stepper Motor

Hello Everyone, I am looking for some help to make a controller to drive a stepper motor using a potensiometer. I want to be able to vary the speed from 0 to 100rpms or however fast the stepper motor will go.   I have a bi polar stepper motor that I am using.  If anyone could help with this it would be great!  Thanks

Topic by TWMCNANEY   |  last reply

Stepper motor light test? Answered

Hi. I wanted to know that do all bipolar steppers give result to light test? I found many steppers that seem fine but do not give result to the led test. I am confused weather they work or not.

Question by SowmenD   |  last reply

Bipolar Stepper motor drivers...

Can someone please give me a schematic for controlling a BIPOLAR stepper motor (12V/2.5A) using L293D and L298 with parallel port (LPT) with Mach3

Question by mnaveed   |  last reply

how to control stepper motors?

With pic if possible

Question by alfcreatevi   |  last reply

Stepper motor missing steps?

Hi, I'm running a CNC machine using Mach3. After running some GCode, a stepper motor appears to have missed some steps. The Z-axis has shifted (a reference point has changed coordinates.) No apparent visible changes, so I assume the stepper has skipped. What can I do?

Question by jg156   |  last reply

stepper motor calibration issue?

Hi, I am building a CNC using Mach3 to control it. the steppers were running fine, but then i tried to calibrate one axis. After calibration the motor no longer hauls, and instead issues a beeping sound for the duration of the run. Does anyone know what happened? Any fixes?

Question by jg156   |  last reply

Stepper Motor and an L298 Module? Answered

Hello, I bought those items: L298 Module Kit, PIC16F877A + KIT, a stepper motor my friend found in an old printer (with four wires (2 coils)), and the pic programmer. I am lost trying to find out how to wire this thing. Can someone tell me how to connect the L298 Module with the Pic kit and the basics of how to program it (not code just the concept). I already connected the stepper motor to the coil pins of the module. Thanks

Question by Seifpic   |  last reply

How to monitor the current of the motor (stepper motor)?

Or is there any current sensing device or module available in the market? I want to monitor the the current [ from +ve terminal of the power supply to motor ] and the current [from motor to -ve terminal of the power supply]  please suggest me any method to follow or is there any circuit module or device is in the market. so that I can buy and use them into my project to achieve this goal.  Thanks.

Question by FarhanM6   |  last reply

Stepper motor voltage too low? Answered

I'm getting started with Stepper motors and I got one on ebay, it's MINEBEA NEMA23 2.5V/1.8 AMPS 1.8DEG/STEP (model# 23LM-C045-01H). I'm a bit confused by it's low voltage. Am I reading it correctly, it's 2.5Volts?  Stepper driver that I have requires at least 8 Volts (it's Arduino with rugged motor driver shield), so is it safe to drive with motor with voltage of 9 or 12 volts?  How would one drive such motor at 2.5VDC?

Question by bratan   |  last reply

How to control KH56JM2 stepper motor using Arduino?

Dear all, could you please help me? I want to control this stepper motor from Japan Servo CO. Model KH56JM2.  I don't have the wires for this motor. The datasheet of this motor in page 16 of this file

Question by Neuo13   |  last reply

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.

Question by cgalmrott   |  last reply

which 4 wires to use among my 6 wire stepper motor?

Which 4 wire to use among my 6 wire stepper motor ? i tried to measure the resistance but got all confused ! 

Question by Cieloroy   |  last reply

how to find the amount of steps for a stepper motor to make one complete revolution?

My stepper motor is a unipolar 12volts .66 ohms from center tap ,(not taking in to consideration the resistance of the digital ohm meter I used). I am trying to find the amount of steps per revolution. I do not have any more data on the above mention motor.

Question by winstonwa   |  last reply

Help with Canon Pixma Stepper

Hey all- Looking for some help with this little motor I pulled from a scrap Canon Pixma.  I want to use it to drive a very basic tumbler for 3d printed parts. I'm using it and the geared shaft to drive the drum.  Can I run this directly from a wall-wart, and if so, can you tell me what flavor to look for?  I'd like to just solder barrel connectors on and run with it. Thanks, Jeff

Topic by jeffw75   |  last reply

how to compare two stepper motors with the same torque based on other parameters like current, inductance etc? Answered

I am looking for NM 23, 425 oz-in stepper. I found two in eBay for the same price one from wantai and another from OSM, with different current, inductance, resistance and weight. I need guidance to select.

Question by saaddition   |  last reply

The circuit using mc3479 is getting short when i connect the terminal of the coil to my circuit but motor still runs.

The circuit continually gets short circuited the minute I connect the stepper motor terminals to my driving circuit which incorporates a MC3479 chip. The motor however runs smoothly, however my power supply keeps indicating a short circuit preventing me from adequately controlling the stepper motor.

Question by rosemol   |  last reply

If I attempt to weld a sprocket onto the shaft of a stepper motor will it damage the motor?

I suspect the answer is yes....anyone got any advise on how to fasten sprockets onto shafts?

Question by afridave   |  last reply

I need a stepper motor and stepper driver mastermind!!

Hey All, Bit of an odd one.I am currently building an electric camera slide with an auto-panning feature, the build is almost complete, intend to share the build process on youtube.The main goal here was to build an auto electric slide, that requires NO programming/coding, Making it easy for people who are not 'electronic savvy'.I purchased one of these R/C Drivers: Super simple to set up, and it works. However, its steps are really big, so when the slide is running slow, it is basically shuddering/shaking.I have purchased some A4988 Stepper Motor Drivers, and the plan was to try and rig one of these up in series, however, I am very new to stepper motors and how they are set up. If anyone has any advice or recommendations on how I could wire these up together, It would be greatly appreciated.

Question by KyleofAsgard   |  last reply

can I connect a 24v stepper motor on a uln2003 stepper motor driver? Answered

I'm triing to make a cnc and I thougt use this stepper motor driver, but my stepper motors are rated 24v and I think that uln 2003 didn't hold that voltage.

Question by tgferreira184   |  last reply

help determining stepper motor pinout? Answered

Im trying to build a cnc machine and i just finished the hardware portion. anyways im trying to find out what wires are what on the stepper motors i have. there are 6 pins coming out of the motor and the connections are as follows. pin 1 is not connected to anything, pin 2 has 10ohm to pin 3, pin 4 has 10 ohm to pin 5, and pin 6 is not connected to anything. what are pins 1 and 6 for, and how can i tell if this is a bi or uni polar motor. any ideas? they are made by japan servo co. number kh42jm2b079 if thats any help but i had no luck searching...

Question by rickyfelten   |  last reply

Stepper motor+ L297+ arduino mega2560?

I want to run stepper motor and control them using arduino. But i dont know how to patch the circuit. I have to give the output of L297 though H bridge made by tip 122 and tip127 transistors (2 each) for handling of higher current.

Question by Hassaan311   |  last reply

floppy bipolar stepper motor driver? Answered

hi i wanted to salvage my old floppy drive , and take the small bipolar motor from it after i removed it , i looked around and i found small ic (  LB1838M  ) its data-sheet is here i found somethings (pins configuration) in the data-sheet that i don't understand like :  IN1 ,  IN2  ,  ENA1 , ENA2 so , what this pins represent for ? and , can i remove this ic from the board , and make a circuit like this one in the data-sheet and use it to control the stepper ( independently ) ? if yes , i need to know how to make controlling buttons or something . English in not my 1st language btw , so ... thank you :)

Question by lu2a   |  last reply

Gears for Servos and Steppers

Hey guys (and gals), I've been researching this a lot, but I still haven't the solution.  When you are working on a project and you need a gear for your stepper or servo, where do you acquire it?  For example I work a lot with TowerPro 996 servos, but I haven't found any third parties selling gears for them.   Same thing for motors.  If you are using a stepper motor, like a NEMA or something where do you find a gear that attaches to it? 

Topic by Deft Punk   |  last reply

any help running six stepper motors? Answered

I have six stepper motors and i am planning to build a robotic arm. is it possible to build a driver curciut to run the six motors from an arduino to make the arm move. if its not possible then how would i build a controller to drive six uln2003 driver chips

Question by devicemodder   |  last reply

build a 3d printer with a standard stepper motor controller? Answered

Hey Im thinking about building a 3d printer, so I'm looking at the (endless) possibilities out there. Can I build one with a standard (4 or 5 axis) stepper motor controller (like the ones on ebay)?? instead of using an arduino (I saw on the internet that that's what they use on RepRap) (and since I'm building a 3d printer/ CNC I think it would be more convenient for me to use stepper motor controllers for "both" the machines, and besides that it appears to be simpler since I know nothing about arduino :( ) I was thinking I maybe could use a controller with 4 or 5 stepper motor outputs and then use 1,2 and 3 for the axis and then use the other one to "tell" the machine how much material it should "spit out" any advice?? or any other ideas for a SIMPLE 3d printing curcuit?? 

Question by lordl9999   |  last reply

Driving a unipolar stepper motor with ULN2004 and arduino and a 9V battery, motor shaft rotates some time then stops?!

I'm using the circuit below to drive a 6 wire unipolar stepper motor (1.8 degree/step , 2A/phase , 3.2 V , 1.6 ohm/phase). the problem is that the motor shaft rotates according to the program i wrote for just some time (about 20 seconds) then the shaft begins to stop moving gradually and its like it wants to move but it cant. i dont know where the problem and how to solve it , so any help will be appreciated. here is the code i used to programe the Arduino Uno to drive the motor. Note: the circuit attached uses the digital pins 8 , 9, 10 ,11 of the arduino while i'm using the pins 6,7,8,9 in my circuit. #include    Stepper myStepper(200 , 6, 7, 8, 9); void setup() {   myStepper.setSpeed(30); } void loop() { myStepper.step(200);   delay(500);   myStepper.step(-200);   delay(500); }

Question by Mohamed_Sami   |  last reply

How can I use a stepper motor that has no markings on it? (voltage, amps, rotation degrees) Just model numbers

I pulled 2 stepper motors out of a old printer. They look the same but there are no markings on them. Only one red and 3 white wires. I don't have them with me this week, but how could I test them over the weekend?

Question by Rob K   |  last reply

Nema 17 max speed?

What is the max speed of a NEMA 17 motor like this one? I will use a easydriver+arduino. Would there be a different stepper driver i should use (that is still cheap)?

Question by headslant   |  last reply

CNC help - Software?

I'm planning on building a X-Y CNC machine.  The issue is softwares.  My plan was to get 2 scanners, and rip out the stepper motors.  Then, as seen on an instructables, use a parallel port with 2 or 3 ULN2003 chips to control the motors. My idea was to do as they did, and use TURBO-CNC to controll the parallel ports, unless there's something better to use? Can TURBO-CNC read G-Codes?  If so, what is the best program to use for creating G-Codes? This project is starting with a 1W blue laser as a etcher / paper cutter CNC.  It it going to be used for getting my machine tuned up.  Once things are in good order, It's going to be turned into a 60W acrylic / 1mm aluminum / thin wood cutter.

Topic by Killa-X 

Motors for Quadcopters

Hi, I am looking to make a quadcopter as my university project and I kinda run in to some problems deciding which motor I need to choose. I was thinking to choose brushless motors as they are more efficient and they give more RPM. HOwever, my professor says that there's no point using brushless/stepper motors as u can get the same RPMs using brushed motors and its the same thing. Hence, can anyone please guide me which motor is best to use and why should I use brushed or brushless motors. I shall be very glad if someone guide me through it. Thank you :)

Topic by Bam Boy   |  last reply

What is the difference between a stepper driver and a stepper controller?

I am wanting to build a circuit to drive my stepper motors and control them with the PC with software like Mach 3, or something similar. My question is what is the difference between stepper driver and stepper controller. Do I need a driver for each motor and do the drivers connect to the controller. Newb here and trying to understand before I attempt.

Question by shootmequick   |  last reply