Hi everyone,I am a mechanical engineering student and I need to make a XY plotter using old DVD drive stepper motors. The objective is to build a 3D MIG printer (like this) in my final year, so I still have 1.5 years to go. The XY plotter will be just a trial project, so that I can show my project guide. Now, I am not very good at electronics or programming, so I need a lot of help. I broke apart an old dot matrix printer, but that motor burnt the L293d IC :slightly_frowning_face: , also the L298n runs very hot with that. So, I decided to use dvd-drive motors with L293d IC. But now I have seen that GRBL cannot run a H-bridge driver! So, now I will be needing two 'sparkfun easydriver'.
My questions are: 1. Can I run two stepper motors with two L293d ICs with an Uno? (My Uno isn't an original Uno) 2. How do I install GRBL in arduino? I have tried compiling, it gives up a compiling error. I have also flashed a grbl_0.9 hex file, still it does not work.
Someone please help! :'(
P.S: RAMPS is out of my budget!