Powering 2 12v NEMA17 stepper motors

Hello everyone,

I am designing a CNC printer as a part of a college project and I will be using Arduino to control 2 stepper motors (x and y axis). The motors I will be using are rated at 12V and 1.5A. My question is what can I use to power these motors. Do I have to use a dedicated stepper motor supply? Can I use a 12V supply similar to what my arduino uses? Are there other options I can use?

Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Have a look at Stepper Motor Basics as it will provide a lot of the background information you need to arrive at a practical solution.

...R