Hey fellow Arduino enthusiasts!
About me: Industrial Engineer who is interested in building stuff. Absolute N00bie to Arduino and all things electrical.
I recently came across an idea for a mini conveyor using chain drive. The objective is to run 3 chains at 3 really slow(~0.1,0.1 and 0.01 rpm) but different speeds. I can't drive it to rotate once every 10 minutes though. In order to achieve such low speeds, the chains will be driven by stepper motors as I do not have space to use gearing. The load is very low too.
My question #1: In order to drive the 3 stepper motors, what kind of driver should be used? I was thinking of going with the Arduino Uno R3 and have it connected to 3 different drivers to start. Will I be able to connect 3 drivers and control 3 motors on a single Arduino Uno R3?
Question #2: Is there a way to use just one driver to save space ? The speed of the stepper motors is not going to be altered.
Thanks for reading!