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I have this Nema 17 stepper motor

http://store.makerbot.com/nema-17-stepper-motor.html

and am looking to hook it up to arduino

do I need this , Sparkfun easy driver to get it going?

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10267

I am looking for a way to hook it up without the motor driver.
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You need SOME kind of driver.  The Arduino outputs can't handle the 840 mA requirements of the stepper. Neither can the EasyDriver: it only goes to 750 mA.
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but the motor will work at 750mA - the EasyDriver might run very hot though.  A BigEasyDriver would have more headroom. http://www.schmalzhaus.com/BigEasyDriver/
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http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1182 allows up to 1A without a heatsink. And it's on sale.
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