Hello. First time posting and very new to the Arduino world. I have a stepper Nema 17 Gearbox ratio 19 to 1, SparkFun Big Easy Driver and an Arduino board running the attached .ino file called “Stick-No-Sleep.ino”. When I run the program it works.
Push button and motor turns clockwise 1/4 turn and stops
Push button again and motor turns 1/4 counter clockwise and stops
The problem is the Big Easy Driver when not in use pulls .85amps and heats up. I was told I need to use the Sleep feature when not in use but not sure how to do so.
So what I’m trying to do is, take the sleep terminal from the Big Easy Driver to ground using pin 7 as an OUTPUT. Attached file Stick-Sleep.ino is the attempt adding sleep to pin 7.
Could anyone see what ALL the errors I made?
Stick-Sleep.ino (2.05 KB)
Stick-No-Sleep.ino (1.76 KB)
Stick-Sleep-Version-1.ino (2.04 KB)