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Asa Herring

I bought a Dual Stepper Motor shield (ITEAD). I have hooked it up, checked and re-checked the wiring but I just get buzzing from both X and Y, when I use the test program. I set the pin call outs for X and then change them for Y. I get about the same thing for both of the two different stepper motors. I know that the motors work fine with other driver boards. I tried to tune the pot on the Y axis but that didn't help. There doesn't seem to be any difference when I plug in a 2 amp, 30 volt power supply. It does not run any better or buzz louder. I just get the same rhythmic sound like the motor is trying to turn.

In light of what I have done so far, what should I check first?
I have an Arduino Mega 2560. I also have a (pH) BNC Sensor Shield,an I2C/SPI/Onewire Shield(I beleive that it an on board clock.)and a Breakout Board Shield, all three are from Andrew Oke. Additionally, I have a Stepping Motor but could certainly buy a Servo Motor instead if it is any better for what I want to do, short term/long term. Trying to read the lable, I guess that it is: Type 57BYG. 12 V/Phase, 20ohm, 0-6A/Phase 1.8 Deg/Step, No. 04052 with a K179 Stepper Driver board attached. I can't confirm that the board is fully funtional

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Maybe a pic of your wiring would be helpful for us.
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Asa Herring

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Jul 13, 2013, 04:17 am Last Edit: Jul 13, 2013, 04:19 am by Asa Herring Reason: 1
The X motor is a Stepper Motor: Bipolar, 200 Steps/Rev, 28×32mm, 3.8V, 0.67 A/Phase
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1205

The Y motor is a 57byg stepper motor:
http://www.act-motor.com/en/product/20130617/66.html

I verified that the power select switch is on 5V.
I tried reversing the 2A and 2B on each channel. I get the same buzz but not as strong. I can hear the program cycle through the 3 settings step modes with different pitched buzzes .

I added a picture of the wiring, minus the extensions. I have tested them with the meter and with the other motors.
I have an Arduino Mega 2560. I also have a (pH) BNC Sensor Shield,an I2C/SPI/Onewire Shield(I beleive that it an on board clock.)and a Breakout Board Shield, all three are from Andrew Oke. Additionally, I have a Stepping Motor but could certainly buy a Servo Motor instead if it is any better for what I want to do, short term/long term. Trying to read the lable, I guess that it is: Type 57BYG. 12 V/Phase, 20ohm, 0-6A/Phase 1.8 Deg/Step, No. 04052 with a K179 Stepper Driver board attached. I can't confirm that the board is fully funtional

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