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Driving a stepper motor with a stepper driver is easy. Driving a stepper motor with a motor driver... should be possible. But no microstepping, current control, or all the other goodies a real stepper driver such as the A4988 offers.

Also your specifications are way too incomplete. How about end stops? Your stepper may be strong enough to pull the thing apart.

wvmarle:
Driving a stepper motor with a stepper driver is easy. Driving a stepper motor with a motor driver... should be possible. But no microstepping, current control, or all the other goodies a real stepper driver such as the A4988 offers.

Also your specifications are way too incomplete. How about end stops? Your stepper may be strong enough to pull the thing apart.

I used the shield because it said it could control 2 stepper motor, nonetheless i didn't know I will miss out on so many goodies. Meaning that my direction for this project has been wrong the whole time.

Thank you for pointing it out!