How to drive stepper motor with Arduino motor shield

driwing stepper motor with arduino motor shield

Previously we have driven servo and DC motor using an Arduino motor shield. It is easy to interface with these motors and write the code. This time we get to the stepper motor control and discover the full potential of the motor shield. Stepper motors are more complex devices than servos or DC and require some knowledge before running them. You cannot expect to plug some voltage and see it spinning. Their primary purpose is precise stepping that gives control of how much the motor is turning. You can find a stepper motor in any printer which feeds paper incrementally – and this is where you can get one. Disk drives are another great source to scavenge. We will not get into stepper motor working theory. Do your research before trying to run one.

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