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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 http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~ih/doc/stepper/ 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:

    http://electronickits.com/kit/complete/motor/ck1404.htm not a parallel port
    type
    http://www.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_104837/article.html
    http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/qk113
    http://www.quasarelectronics.com/3179.htm
    http://www.electronics-lab.com/projects/pc/009/
    http://www.philmore-datak.com/page_204.htm
     
  3. David Harmon

    David Harmon Guest

    On 25 Jan 2006 17:27:44 -0800 in sci.electronics.basics,
    wrote,
    Starting point is "Jones on Stepping Motors"
    http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/step/

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

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    Did you see the following URL at that site?

    http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~ih/doc/stepper/control2/3axis/

    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:

    http://www.dancad3d.com/

    Good luck.

    Regards,

    Tom Gootee

    http://www.fullnet.com/u/tomg/gooteect.htm

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