Arduino – Stepper Motor Control

In┬áthis video I’ll be showing you how to control a stepper motor using an Arduino.

For this project you’ll be needing:

  • An Arduino compatible board
  • An appropriate USB cable
  • Prototyping breadboard
  • 2 buttons
  • 2 10K ohm resistors
  • A stepper motor
  • Motor driver
  • Some jumper wires
  • A 12 volt power supply

Project Downloads:

To begin I’ll be connecting the Arduino to a computer and upload the project code to the board. Once uploaded we can insert the two push buttons and resistors into the breadboard. We can then make the appropriate connections from the breadboard to the Arduino using this schematic.

StepperMotorHookUp

I’m then going to solder header pins onto the stepper motor driver board and connect it to the Arduino using some jumper wires. We can then connect the stepper motor to the driver board and power it up. By pressing either of the two buttons the stepper motor will rotate clockwise or anti-clockwise.