Gecko drive

Hi all!

First of all I'm new to all this stuff. I would like to build a machine like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQxa920YGaU I already have a Gecko drive G540. Can I run the Gecko stepper drive with the Arduino board, and if, than witch one?

Thank you for an answer!

Aleksander

You could use a Gecko drive (any of them with a step/dir interface) but they would be overkill for this application. The NEMA-17 size motors he's using wouldn't require the power that the Gecko drives are capable of.

You would be better off with a RAMPS board (~$50) and the associated A4988 drivers (~$10/ea). That is what he's using in the video.

Thank you for your replay :)

I already have NEMA-23 motors and my machine is bigger than this one. Can you tell me if there is a ADURINO board that can run such combination ( NEMA-23, Gecko drive G540 )?

Thank you again!

Aleksander