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Questions about programming and controlling stepper motors.

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arduino 28BYJ-48 stepper only whining, not rotating

Edit, this question has been answered in the comments by chrisl, and also after retesting the code with delay() which showed I forgot to update my lastupdate variable(eerst), I have answered it in the ...
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Stepper motor with microstep driver

In my project I have to control a stepper motor using arduino and microstep driver, can I control the motor so that it can move 90 degrees then stop for like a second and then move again and repeat ...
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Issue with input from weighing scale controlling a stepper motor based valve

Hello and thanks for any help in advanced. What changes do I need to make to my code to get rid of the issue of the valve opening up again at end of cycle in "Auto" function. Hardware: ...
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Why can't I just plug a stepper or gimbal motor (BLDC) into the ground, 5v, and analog pins of my Arduino?

I plugged a BLDC gimbal motor in to my Arduino today, and it made a very small jitter. I tried to set an analog pin for the signal pin of the motor (motor had three pins, I assumed one was power, one ...
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Arduino Motor Control at a Specific Time

Hello. Currently I'm working on creating an automatic dog food dispenser. I'm using a Arduino Uno R3, an L298N stepper driver, a DS1307 RTC breakout board, a Nema 17 stepper motor, and a breadboard to ...
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accelstepper continuous rotation with forward and backward control

I am using Uno and the A4988 driver with nema17 motor and finally the Accelstepper, I want to make the motor run endlessly in a direction, but when I press a button I want it to stop and run in the ...
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How to avoid stepper motor to revert its spin direction from code

I'm working with an Arduino UNO and a stepper motor NEMA 17. I would like to know how to avoid the stepper motor to revert its spin direction when I apply a load in the shaft. The motor works as I ...
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how do i make stepper stop if both sensors are LOW ? im using a adafruit l293d motor shield

I've tried this code below but it doesn't stop it just rapidly switch direction that it looks like it's trembling I think because it always reads the void startF/R thats why it's trembling . I need ...
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12V 28BYJ-40 motor is not generating enough torque

I am attempting to use a stepper motor to rotate one of my split-flap displays. However despite the thing the motor is rotating weighing probably half a pound, it struggles to do so. It really can ...
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AccelStepper Library Help - Simultaneous Motor Driving

I’m working on a 4 wheeled robot driven with stepper motors. I have a Raspberry Pi that sends a random (based on input image) pulse count to the Arduino board serially and then steps that amount. I’m ...
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Not have to wait for if statement to run

I need some advice. I am trying to code a setup of 4 stepper motors that are connected to a keypad and 2 DC-motors that run a conveyor belt. My goal is to be able to push a key, the correspondning ...
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Why does my stepper motor run when I open the Serial port?

For some reason my motor moves a certain amount every time I open the serial port without giving it any other instructions. It will move further by the same amount if I close and reopen the serial ...
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How to let Stepper motor spin constantly?

When i run the code on the Arduino the Stepper only does a small turn every cycle. How can i make that constantly turning? #include <Servo.h> Servo myservo; // create servo object to control ...
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Moving and Stopping Stepping motor without using delay

I'm using a stepper motor with an external limit switch (so when power is on the motor will know where to start from) with an L6470 motor drive. What I want to do here is when power is ON → turn ...
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Coding for RTC and stepper motor

How easy is it to create a code using an RTC to rotate the stepper motor one way at a specific time and back the other way at a specific time? and that time being charged different months of the year. ...
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Stepper motor won't change directions!

I am driving a bipolar stepper motor with an a4988 driver using the AccelStepper library. My goal is to press a button and the motor moves CW, then another button for CCW. I have looked at another ...
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2 stepper cnc inaccurate

I'm building a simple cnc machine that just writes letters. It uses 2 steppers for x and y axis. Here is how it works generate letters in c# and convert them to list of lines send to arduino mov_xy ...
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Using AccelStepper to move a set distance while a button is held down

I'm working on a project and using a nema 23 stepper motor and driver. Need to be able to move the stepper 1/32 rotation when I press a button. I need a small delay so I have time to release the ...
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How to control speed of 28BYJ-48 stepper motor without using library?

Iam using 28byj-48 stepper motor and I want to know how to control its speed without using any library. I got to know that we need to add delays in between steps but I don't know how much delay I need ...
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Stepper not working properly using L298N

If googled and search here but can't find the same issue. I'm using an Arduino Uno, L298N driver (5v jumper is off - actually just 2 holes where the jumper pins were supposed to be), scavenge stepper ...
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Serial Communication to Control Stepper

**I wanted to add an updated code after I have finished it to help others in the future if they are ever looking for it. EDIT AT END OF QUESTION AFTER ANSWER AND CODE UPDATE.** I currently have an Uno ...
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How to make motors start when pressing a button, and then go through a cycle with a specific motor order?

I'm very new to arduino and have to work on a project for school. We have connected 3 motors (Servo, Stepper (180 degrees) and a DC motor) to an Arduino Uno, Adafruit motorshield and a pcb. With the ...
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Set acceleration for stepper motor with no ending

I have a problem. I am using a stepper motor with 2 buttons. In my code I am trying to rotate the stepper motor clockwise while holding button1 and counter-clockwise while holding button2. To do that, ...
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Stepper motor driver not working properly

I have a problem. I am following this guide about controlling a NEMA 17 stepper motor: https://www.makerguides.com/a4988-stepper-motor-driver-arduino-tutorial/ I uploaded the code to my arduino uno ...
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DIY CNC Machine Power Requirements

I want to make a CNC machine that uses 5 NEMA 17 rated for 2A and a RAMPS 1.4 to control it all. I have a power supply that can deliver 1.5A at 12V. Is it enough? I am worried that when all 5 motors ...
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Can AccelStepper accelerate non-linearly?

I am running a Nema 23 motor with an Arduino Uno and a microstepper driver. I am making a torsional vibration demo, which uses a series of springs connected to the motor driveshaft to spin gears. ...
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Code for Degrees not

Using Audrino Nano and MKS SERVO42 42 Stepper Motor With Driver Board Closed Loop with the LCD. I have got the motor going by using the menu on board. Now able to run Code1 https://github.com/makertut/...
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Stepper motor not working as expected

Kunal Gupta: Guys plss help me .... I am having issues in using stepper motor I have tried both 28bjy with uln2003 and l293d .. giving it output supply of 5V . Motor is vibrating but its shaft is not ...
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AMIS30543 | DataSheet Understanding CIRCULAR TRANSLATOR TABLE

I was reading the data sheet of AMIS-30543 stepper motor and I didn't understand fully what does this Circular Translator Table means, I have a couple of doubts What does Circular Translator table ...
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AMIS30543 | Data-Sheet understanding Status register

I was reading the data Sheet of AMIS-30543 stepper motor driver and I was not able to understand how to combine the result of the Micro step position status register MSP[8:0]. I know that its a 9 bit ...
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2 stepper drivers speed control

I'm using two tb6600 to control two step motors. It's for letter writing cnc machine. Moving single axis works fine. I want to push 2 steppers in the same time along a diagonal. I tried to calculate ...
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Stepper motor slow when reading from MPU 6050 sensor

I'm trying to get an inverted pendulum project working (following the instructions here), and while my stepper motor moves the cart just fine when that's the only code in the Arduino sketch, as soon ...
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How to use correctly a microstepping driver with a lower voltage stepper motor

I want to use a microstepping driver like Haitronic's HS2215 with a NEMA 17 stepper motor with rated voltage of 4.2V and rated current 1.5A. The input voltage range of the microstepping driver is 9-...
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AccelStepper help - it just won't move!

I should begin by saying I am not a programmer, do not really know much about programming, and am programming an Arduino Uno for the first time. I am using a Nema 23 motor (23HS22-2804S) with a ...
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Use the stepper motor library with the A4988 driver?

I want to use this library: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Stepper #include <Stepper.h> The wiring for my driver is shown here: https://www.pololu.com/product/1182 From the library, I'm ...
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Is there a method of figuring out whether or not my stepper drivers are dead?

I'm working on a project that involves stepper motors, and I'm mainly using DRV8825 stepper drivers. At the moment, it seems like only one of my drivers actually gives the motors any current. The ...
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Why is my CNC shield smoking? Is it safe to keep on for long periods of time?

I am working on a project that involves moving stepper motors, and the device will have to be on for upwards of hours. I am moving the bipolar NEMA17 stepper motors using a Protoneer CNC shield V3 on ...
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Trying to understand AccelStepper constant speed

I'm starting to learn the AccelStepper library for controlling stepper motors for a project I'm working on. I'm able to get the stepper motors running with the basic examples that use acceleration. I ...
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Arduino doesnt seem to be reading my pin states

I seem to have an unbelievable thing. My code was working perfectly on one arduino, when i upload the same sketch to another one, it is behaving strangely, it seems like it is not reading any of my ...
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Modbus programming

I have a Controllino Mega running a code that rotates a stepper one revolution CW, and one revoluction CCW. I need the program to run, just when a signal is received from an HMI that I have connected ...
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Stepper Motor is not working with A4988 board

So, I have been following this tutorial on how to run a stepper motor with Arduino using an A4988 Stepper Driver. This is the tutorial: How To Control a Stepper Motor with A4988 Driver and Arduino. I ...
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Break a while loop with a push button (AccelStepper.h)

Disclaimer: This is my first Arduino project. Background: I am building a "rapunzel tower" lantern for my daughter: the witch pays a visit to Rapunzel meanwhile my daughter can read a book (or still ...
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Can I control a 28BYJ-48 5V stepper with a DVR8825 driver?

I have a stepper motor 28BYJ-48 rated 5 V and I want to use a DVR8825 driver so I can use the 1/32 micro-stepping feature. My problem is that DVR8825 has a minimum operating voltage of 8.2 V. Would ...
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FlexyStepper: set current position leads to reach the old target

I'm using the FlexyStepper library.Unfortunately there's no way to write an issue to the author so I'm going to ask my question here. The documentation says about the setCurrentPosition*() functions: ...
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Motor does not rotate smoothly ( Even in High speed )

I am bhanuka and i am new to Stepper motors and to this library. I am trying to control 4 NEMA 17 motors ( Different speeds in same time ) using 4 (four) DM320t stepper driver. Actually i want to ...
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Determine what size power supply I need to run stepper motors

I have recently purchased two 7.4V, 1A, Planetary Gear Unipolar Stepper Motors as well as two Cytron 3A 4-16V Dual Channel DC Motor Drivers. I was told that I would need these to run the motors off an ...
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Stepper motor only rotates once in a loop?

I am quite new to this , I am trying to program two motors , aStepper and bStepper. I want the program to rotate aStepper then rotate the bStepper and when that is done rotate aStepper again , and ...
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Position Feedback for Stepper Motor

I want to rotate a gearwheel with a stepper motor. While Arduino is on everything is well. My gearwheel transfer its power to a gear worm. The worm will go 10th cm and back repeatedly. When I cut the ...
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Any advice you can give me on my step motor code?

I'm very new to Arduino, currently undertaking a uni project in which my team wish to create a sort of slot machine-esque device that uses a step motor to rotate a drum (like one of the cylinders in a ...
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Could i use a stepper motor?

i want to make a 3-axis gimbal with arduino but brush-less motors seem incredibly hard so would stepper motors work for this purpose? if their is a way if not, is how can i connect 3 gimbal motors to ...