Build A Stripboard Bipolar Slave Stepper Controller

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HOWTO: Build A Stripboard Bipolar Slave Stepper Controller

StripboardBipolarSlaveStepperController-BipolarWithSlave.jpg



Introduction

The Stepper Slave is used in conjuction with a stepper controller to allow control of multiple motors that run in unison.

Requirements

Tools and consumables

  • A soldering iron and accessories (see Electronics Fabrication Guide).
  • Solder
  • Electric drill or at least a suitable drill bit
  • Some wire for jumpers/links
  • Wire strippers
  • Small pliers or tweezers

Components

  • C1 0.1μF
  • C2 0.1μF
  • U1 SN754410 (or a stack of two SN754410s, see below)


Schematic

Preparing the board

StripboardBipolarSlaveStepperController-StepperSlaveStripboardUnder 754410.gif

Making the board

StripboardBipolarSlaveStepperController-StepperSlaveStripboardTop 754410.gif

Board connections

Variations

Troubleshooting

If you experience trouble, please share the problems (and resolutions) with us.

Testing The Unit

See Also


-- Main.SimonMcAuliffe - 30 Mar 2006