Hi, sorry to post here, I'm not a fan of posting on forums, as I am usually abe to find the help using a google search, but I'm a little stumped on this one, and need some guidance if possible!
I am trying to get a stepper motor working with the Easy Driver Board. I've got both the Easy Driver and the Big Easy Driver boards, but they are both giving me nothing.
I got some life out of the easy driver board, but the pump refused to turn (when connected to a peristaltic pump), just made like a ratchet-y sound. I assumed it's because I wasn't supplying enough tourque to the pump?
Anyway, now I am getting nothing, so I appear to have shorted the boards. Following the instructions on the Easy Driver page, I am getting low resistance between certain connection points, where I shouldn't be! So my question is for those out there who have worked with these boards, or stepper motors in general, is it usually this fiddly? and are the boards this fragile? I don't consider myself too heavy handed, so to have shorted two boards, I am a little confused!!
Otherwise, does anyone know of any other driver boards which would suit my purpose?
Thanks for the time guys, much appreciated!