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Topic: Arduino uno R3 + motor shield R3 + stepper motor: pins for Stepper constructor (Read 3309 times) previous topic - next topic


Hi all, please, I need your help.

I use the arduino uno R3 + motor shield R3 and this stepper motor : http://www.motionking.com/Products/Hybrid_Stepper_Motors/17HS_Stepper_Motor_42mm_1.8degree.htm

I've connected my unipolar motor with just 4 wires to convert it on a bipolar stepper motor like this:

A+: Green
A-: Black
B+: Red
B-: Blue

I want to use example included in the Arduino (File -> Examples -> Stepper -> stepper_oneRevolution).

Questions are:

  • Wires motor connection on Motor Shield R3 are OK?

  • Which parameters are good for Stepper constructor in the example? I've search a lot on the internet, source code of Stepper but impossible to understand which pins must be affected  (Stepper myStepper(200, p1,p2,p3,p4);)

Thanks a lot


Hi, I found this on the forum and it works. You can play around with the  number of steps and the revs.
hope it helps  :)

// Include the Stepper Library
#include <Stepper.h>

// Map our pins to constants to make things easier to keep track of
const int pwmA = 3;
const int pwmB = 11;
const int brakeA = 9;
const int brakeB = 8;
const int dirA = 12;
const int dirB = 13;

// The amount of steps for a full revolution of your motor.
// 360 / stepAngle
const int STEPS = 480;

// Initialize the Stepper class
Stepper myStepper(STEPS, dirA, dirB);

void setup() {
  // Set the RPM of the motor

  // Turn on pulse width modulation
  pinMode(pwmA, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(pwmA, HIGH);
  pinMode(pwmB, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(pwmB, HIGH);

  // Turn off the brakes
  pinMode(brakeA, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(brakeA, LOW);
  pinMode(brakeB, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(brakeB, LOW);

  // Log some shit

void loop() {
  // Move the motor X amount of steps
  // Pause

  // Move the motor X amount of steps the other way
  // Pause


Hello recklessrog!
It's exactly the code that I use and it works fine, but... I don't understand the utility of the constructor with five parameters.

If anyone can explain me...  :)

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