A question concerning selecting the board for a stepper, part 101041283.

Ohai guises!

I'm a student of the Mechatronics from LUAS and as my Bachelor's Thesis I'm building my own circuit board CNC. Mostly this project is easy for me but the "advanced" electronics hasn't never been to my understanding. So I ask for your guidance on this matter.

I was going to use either of these steppers as a motor choice for my machine: KH4254?B90101 (unipolar) or KH4254?B95101 (bipolar) And the technical data can be found from here: http://catalog.nidec-servo.com/digital/english/general/pdf/KH42-B900.pdf

If I was going to select Arduino Uno or Mega then what should I have with it to control those motors? After all, their current is kind of high for direct control.

There are many boards for that, for example this one, https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11080 I don't know if that one is compatible with the stepper library.

The Stepper Library is included with the Arduino IDE, http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/Stepper If you use a driver board that is compatible, it would be the easiest option.

Arduino IDE?

IDE = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_development_environment

It would be confusing if we say "Arduino" or "the Arduino".

Arduino website is www.arduino.cc Arduino board is the hardware. Arduino IDE is the software you can download with the editor, compiler and uploader and serial monitor.

It makes sense, once you know it.


That's why I'm here, to obtain knowledge concerning Arduino boards :) I guess that I'll go for Uno and those cards which you showed me.

Through trial & error, to be sayeth.