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caho

Hi
I am only in the very first stages of planning my project.

Is Arduino ONE enough for a project that needs to control 3 stepper motors individually?
I have looked at the "Stepper motor example", and I think it should be enough with Arduino ONE.

How big a stepper motor can it run?

How do I calculate the size of the stepper motors I need for my project?


Sorry if these questions are a bit stupid, I'm just getting started.
Carsten

Grumpy_Mike

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Is Arduino ONE enough for a project that needs to control 3 stepper motors individually?

Yes see my project:-
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/CNC_Conversion.html
That uses three.
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How big a stepper motor can it run?

The arduino itself can't run a stepping motor you need a motor driver to do that, the arduino controls the driver, this can be as big as you like.
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How do I calculate the size of the stepper motors I need for my project?

Work out what torque you need at what speed and buy a motor that delvers that.

caho

Thank you - for the link and the answers :)

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