BasicX and stepper motors

Started by patrickreidus August 26, 2008
Hello Group Members!
I bought an EASY STEP 1000 MOTOR DRIVER, and A unipolar stepper motor
from active-robots.com
How can I control the stepper motor with my BASICX 24 microcontroller.
What signals can I send from BasicX 24 to drive this stepper motor
driver?

Regards, Patrick Reid
HI,
try here

http://www.jasonbabcock.com/breadboard.html

hope useful

Paolo

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:14 AM, patrickreidus wrote:

> Hello Group Members!
> I bought an EASY STEP 1000 MOTOR DRIVER, and A unipolar stepper motor
> from active-robots.com
> How can I control the stepper motor with my BASICX 24 microcontroller.
> What signals can I send from BasicX 24 to drive this stepper motor
> driver?
>
> Regards, Patrick Reid
>

--- In b..., "patrickreidus"
wrote:
>
> Hello Group Members!
> I bought an EASY STEP 1000 MOTOR DRIVER, and A unipolar stepper motor
> from active-robots.com
> How can I control the stepper motor with my BASICX 24
microcontroller.
> What signals can I send from BasicX 24 to drive this stepper motor
> driver?
>
> Regards, Patrick Reid
>
Hi Patrick,
0. Buy and read Chris Odom's new BasicX book "BasicX & Robotics".
1. Download the easy-step-1000.pdf from the active-robots.com website.
2. Study the "example connection diagram".
3. Download the .pdf file for the stepper motor, study it.
4. Download the step_demo.zip/step_demo.bas file. View it with NotePad
and study the way the 4 step sequence is generated in that dialect.
5. Select which 4 I/O pins on the BX-24 you want to use as output pins.
6. Connect the four BX-24 digital control wires to the A-B-C-D
tesrminals of the driver module.
7. Identify the GND pin of the BX-24, this is the negative side of the
power supply you are using to power the BX-24.
8. Connect the six wires from the motor to the "easy-step" driver.
9. Prepare an appropriate DC motor power supply and connect to
the "easy-step" driver. Ask Active-Robots what "Forcing Resistors" are
and how to apply them.
10. Connect the GND (negative side of the BX-24 power supply) to the
GND (negative side of the motor power supply).
11. Double check all of your wiring, be safe.
12. Using the step_demo.bas program as a guide, write your BX-24
software program to make the "output" pins produce the "1" and "0"
sequence pattern. Compile.
13. Power up the BX-24 system and download the program to the BX-24.
14. Start the BX-24 program.
15. Turn on the motor power supply.
This is a rough guide and is not meant to be a comprehensive guide.
Please use care, batteries, even low voltage ones can supply quite a
bit of current in a short time (read heat and sparks) so be careful.
16. Be willing to do both hardware and software troubleshooting.
17. Keep the group posted with your progress.
Best Regards, Eric

Thanks to you Eric and Paolo. The info you gave me will be of great help. I have been into robotics since 2004 but have not yet been successful with any project. Hoping for a breakthrough this year. I will let you know as soon as it happens.

Regards, Patrick

--- On Wed, 8/27/08, Paolo wrote:

From: Paolo
Subject: Re: [BasicX] BasicX and stepper motors
To: b...
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 10:54 AM

HI,
try here

http://www.jasonbab cock.com/ breadboard. html

hope useful

Paolo

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:14 AM, patrickreidus wrote:

> Hello Group Members!
> I bought an EASY STEP 1000 MOTOR DRIVER, and A unipolar stepper motor
> from active-robots. com
> How can I control the stepper motor with my BASICX 24 microcontroller.
> What signals can I send from BasicX 24 to drive this stepper motor
> driver?
>
> Regards, Patrick Reid
>
>
>