stepper motors

Is there a way to control stepper motors want to use them as a base for a robot differential drive

Mats's picture

Stepper motor in MRL

Currently, no. 

There once was a Stepper service: http://myrobotlab.org/service/Stepper 

But it was removed for some unknown reason. 

I can think of two reasons.

1. Nobody was using / maintaining it.

2. There was a conflict between timers / interrupts so that it was impossible to user servos together with steppers.

I have a stepper motor and a drv8825 left over from my 3D printer build, so I could start building a new stepper motor service during the holidays.

Do you use a similar driver ( i.e A4988 ) or something else ?

MikeTalmage.mt's picture

a4988

yep I have an a4988 stepper driver

MikeTalmage.mt's picture

thanks

thanks any help would be great