I am new to Arduino, so please forgive me if I am in the wrong place for this question. I am also new to programming, and over 50, so that should explain a lot right there.
I have a project for my shop which consists of lifting and lowering vertically on a single axis (linear rail/lead screw, max 600mm) a small clamp that will have a max 10kg weight, using one or two up/down switches. It will be used infrequently, max 5-10 cycles/day, so usage is minimal.
I have purchased these parts to play with and test my capacity to make this work:
1 - NEMA23 stepper motor model 57BYGH30157, 5.8v/1.4A bipolar (4-wire), 4.2o resitance, 15mH inductance, 1.8 step angle.
1 - Aurduino Uno board
1 - HY-DIV268N - 5A Driver
I have managed to hook everything up and copy a test sketch to run the stepper motor in a single-axis cycle. Works great.
For my project, I am wondering if this is the best setup. I see that there are many styles/types of drivers (like L298N, TB-6560 et. al). Is there a database or tutorial about how to best select the driver based on the motor or application?
Thanks for your kind help and advice. Have a nice day/evening...