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Driving high amp steppers with an R/C transmitter/reciever


#1

Hello all,
I am trying to drive a nema23 stepper motor with an R/C setup. I found a small (500mA) unit but I cannot put the amps through it to realize the full potential of the stepper. I am running around 4.5 amps @ 5vdc. Is there anyone out there who has successfully completed this? Any ideas how I might design such a monster?

Thanks


#2

Hello.

You will probably need a microcontroller to read the signals from your RC receiver and send appropriate commands to a stepper motor driver to step your motor. For a microcontroller, you might consider an Arduino or our A-Star programmable controllers. You might try integrating this code for reading RC receivers into your project. For stepping your motor, you might consider using one of our stepper motor drivers.

- Jeremy