Stepper motor tester

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by bigcatman, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. bigcatman

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Just a quick one.
    I've been looking for a stepper motor tester which will drive the motor forwards and backwards but also have indictors on it as well to show which direction the motor is travelling.
    I can't seem to find anything on-line and wondered if anyone has a diagram of such a thing?
  2. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    A microcontroller could be programmed to cycle a stepper motor and light some LED's to show the direction of rotation, however the software would have to be written for a specific motor step angle and the hardware would need to be designed for a defined range of voltage and current.

    Are you wanting to test a lot of identical steppers or are you wanting a fixture for testing a variety of motors? What are the motor specifications?
  3. bigcatman

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Many thanks for your help.

    I'm looking at testing different motors.
    Specs wise, there's a lot of motors, so posting on here would be pointless.

    Looks like a no go area by the sounds of it as it's too intense and time consuming to do.