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Beginning Arduino, Second Edition by Michael McRoberts

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CHAPTER 10

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Steppers and Robots

You are now going to take a quick look at a new type of motor called a stepper motor. Project 28 is a simple project to show you how to control the stepper, make it move a set distance, and change its speed and direction. Stepper motors are different than standard motors in that their rotation is divided into a series of steps.

By controlling the timing and number of steps issued to the motor, you can control the speed of the motor and how far it turns fairly precisely.

Stepper motors come in different shapes and sizes and have four, five, six, or eight wires.

Stepper motors have many uses; they are used in flatbed ...

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