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arduino driver for openbuilds nema17 stepper

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by Chris Bare, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Chris Bare


    Jun 9, 2016
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    What is the easiest driver to interface an Arduino Uno to this stepper:
    NEMA 17 Stepper Motor

    I tried the Adafruit motor shield, but it is not current-limited and at 12v the motor pulled too much current and fried the drive chip. I only need to drive 1 stepper for this project, so the fancier CNC boards would be overkill.
    Is there a cheaper and simpler alternative?
  2. Ronald van Arkel

    Staff Member Builder Resident Builder

    May 7, 2014
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    Hello Chris,

    Get a GRBL shield and a DRV8825, will set you back between 10 and 15USD, that's the easiest way, alternatively you can just jumper from the Arduino Uno to the driver but that┬┤s up to you.

    David the swarfer and Mark Carew like this.

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