Posts tagged ‘Stepper Motor’

A Unipolar Stepper Motor Driver

The drive circuits for Unipolar stepper motors are usually very simple. In its simplest form, a transistor or MOSFET is used to drive each section of the windings. With this design, the control signal must be supplied programmatically to the four windings of the unipolar stepper motor via an MCU. Continue reading ‘A Unipolar Stepper Motor Driver’ »

A Simple Dual H-Bridge

H-bridge is frequently used to control DC motors and stepper motors. When controlling a bipolar stepper motor, two full H-bridges are needed. There are many H-bridge ICs (like L298, MPC17529 and SN754410 which is a quad half H-bridge) for just that purpose. But if you are on a budget, you may want to consider building a dual H-bridge yourself. Continue reading ‘A Simple Dual H-Bridge’ »

A Parallel Port Stepper Motor Driver With Discrete Components

Using PC’s parallel port is a convenient way to control a stepper motor. For unipolar stepper motors, up to two motors can be controlled with the 8bit data line. Continue reading ‘A Parallel Port Stepper Motor Driver With Discrete Components’ »