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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    Hi, I'd like to preface this post by saying I know alot about software
    and little about electronics. Please speak slowly and use small words.

    I salvaged a stepper motor for a project I'm working on (it says Epson
    Precision(H.K.) LTD. 8310 770173) and I would like to be able to
    control this motor via my parallel port. All I know is that it has 6
    wires, 2 are the same color, and I probably need some sort of hardware
    between the parallel port and the motor.

    I've been to but it's a little
    over my head. Any suggestions for where I should start on this project?
  2. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    Build a kit: not a parallel port
  3. David Harmon

    David Harmon Guest

    On 25 Jan 2006 17:27:44 -0800 in sci.electronics.basics,
    Starting point is "Jones on Stepping Motors"

    Good your 6-wire motor is probably the easiest type to use.
  4. Guest


    Did you see the following URL at that site?

    It has a specific 3-axis controller layout (driven from parallel port),
    with a detailed parts list, etc. You should be able to use just one
    axis' portion.

    There is also compatible free software to do CAD and then run a 3-axis
    CNC machine from it, through a parallel port, at:

    Good luck.


    Tom Gootee

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