I am making a photography turntable powered by a 17HS08-1004S stepper motor, which was working but no longer does correctly. It is run from a 12 volt 1A supply via a TB6600 driver. I initially tried to run it on a belt but could not get the tension correct, so swaped to 3D printed gears, which work much mor consistently.
The problems I am having are:-
- when stepping the motor sounds very noisy like a machine gun.
- When paused and holding the motor sounds like radio static, or fat sizzling in a hot frying pan.
- Can't seem to get the number of steps per rev correct, the driver is set to 200 steps (ON ON OFF), the stepper gear has 8 teeth and the turntable has 31 teeth, my software is set to 775 steps per turntable rev, i.e. 200 x (31 / 8).
Do I need a new motor, more powerful than the slimline one I have, is the crackling sound the motor makes arcing, or just the hard working elf who drives the motor frying his bacon sandwiches?
Many thanks for any advice.