Stepper motor shield supporting 4 or more stepper motors

Hi,

I'm currently trying to build a DIY pick-and-place machine as was wondering if there is a motor shield compatible with the Arduino Mega2560 that supports 4 or more stepper motors. I've searched the web for days and have not found anything that does. The closest I've come is the Makerbot Motherboard, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with the 2560. I am new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Lee

Did you know this thread, Arduino Forum

You could use the EasyDriver, https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10267
I have seen that it is used for 3 steppermotors, so perhaps it can be use with 4 steppermotors (you need 4 of those modules for that).

This is a 4-axis shield, perhaps that is for 4 steppermotors ?, Stepper Driver Arduino Shield at Buildlog.Net Blog
But I don't know how it is connected.

This is a quad stepper board, for 4 stepper motors, https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10507?

Xiongl80:
Hi,

I'm currently trying to build a DIY pick-and-place machine as was wondering if there is a motor shield compatible with the Arduino Mega2560 that supports 4 or more stepper motors. I've searched the web for days and have not found anything that does. The closest I've come is the Makerbot Motherboard, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with the 2560. I am new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Lee

How big are your motors - over 1A or so is going to be more problematic. NEMA 17 size is likely to be
fine with this (make sure you get low-resistance low-inductance bipolar motors for these A4983 and A4988
driver boards)