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Topic: Stepper motor very weak - using motorshield. (Read 941 times) previous topic - next topic



I have a stepper motor connected to my Arduino Duemilanove
through an Adafruit motorshield.

I find that the motor is horribly underpowered.  I'm not
doing anything especially difficult with the motor... but it
is stopped easily under minimal load.

Am I doing anything wrong?  Is there a way to add an
external power supply while still using the motorshield?

Thanks for any advice.
Paul. :(


Apr 11, 2009, 08:01 am Last Edit: Apr 11, 2009, 08:02 am by transam Reason: 1
I suggest you read this http://www.ladyada.net/make/mshield/use.html

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