begginner that needs stepper motor help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by mechedd, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. mechedd

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    Feb 21, 2010
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    Hi everyone,

    I have this stepper motor controller:

    http://www.hobbycnc.com/products/hobbycnc-ez-driver-board-kit/

    for use with a few stepper motors I got from an online robot parts supply store. The problem is that I have NO IDEA how to program the stepper motors. The controller board has a serial port interface so I can plug it into a computer, and I know how to connect the motors to the controller board, but after that I am lost. I have a bit of experience with C.

    Here are a few questions that I have:

    Can I use C to program the motors? (I need to control three motors simultaneously)

    Can I interface a PIC18F42 to the parallel port so that I do not have to have the controller board plugged into a computer?

    WHERE do I start??? Thank you in advance for any advice that you give.

    -mechedd
     
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