Hello, I am currently working on a project. The project is about rotating some sort of pipes. I have not figured out where to place the electric motor but all I am working on now is setting up the circuit and the motor.
I have a kaysan stepper motor nema 17 Datasheet link : http://www.kysanelectronics.com/Products/datasheet_display.php?recordID=7850
I am planning to have the motor rotate one or two rotations in only one direction and then stop. When a push button is pressed the motor will start rotating the one or two rotations.
I did some research and I found out that I need a motor shield or Easy drive to control the motor. So far I have the following items: 1. kaysan stepper motor nema 17. 2. Arduino Uno Board. 3. Adafruit Motor Shield v2.3 4. Easy Driver Shield Stepper Motor Driver V44 A3967. 5. Push buttons and the circuit board.
I am really not sure what is the best to use between the Adafruit Motor Shield and the EasyDriver. What is best suitable for my application ? and in terms of the Arudino code how do I make the motor stop completely after specific number of rotations. I have the Stepper Motor connected to the Arduino and I tested it using the Example code in the Arduino software but I am not really sure how to make the motor stop completely? As of the power supply, I am planning to use an external battery buy not sure what voltage I need.
Your help is really appreciated.