Hello motorheads :D
I have taken a bipolar stepper motor out of an epson printer and I would like to control it with arduino. In the printer the motor is driven by a serial driver (LB1946 here the specs).
I would like to use its original driver, but I am not sure where to start. I have found many instructions on drivers for bipolar steppers, but in most cases they refer to a DIR and STEP logical inputs, which this driver does not have. Instead, it has a CLK, SET and DATA logical inputs (which I believe are used to send serial data to the driver serial/parallel converter) and a ST input (which I believe is used for sending pulses). However, I have difficulties applying what I have read in this forum about stepper drivers or about serial communication. Would anyone be so kind to help me figure out things?
Of course I have given what I think is the most relevant information, but please ask me if you need to know more in order to help me. Thank you!