Kevin Teresa based in Switzerland has created a new open source stepper motor driver board with 6A / phase and 48V capabilities enabling it to drive a wide variety of stepper motors from NEMA 17 to NEMA 42.
More about the open source stepper driver board can be learned from watching the video below which demonstrates its capabilities and provides a good overview of what you can expect from the hardware.
Features of the Open source stepper motor driver board include:
– Isolated inputs
– PWM micro-stepping Motor Driver:
–External MOSFETs guarantee high efficiency and high thermal dissipation.
–Automatic Mixed Decay (automatic current control) assure smooth movements and low vibrations.
– Stall detection
– Working voltage from 10V to max. 48V
– Built-in logic power supply
– Wide range of selectable currents
– Control motor up to 6A / phase
– Protections and diagnostic:
–Over-current protection (OCP)
–Over-temperature shut-sown (OTS)
–FAULT LED indicator for issues
–STATUS LED indicator for a precise issue description
We want offer a open source stepper motor driver board with high current capabilities and a very smooth controller provided by the Texas Instruments‘s motor driver IC. By simply change the MOSFET transistor, or by add a cooler, the board can easily handle more current. This board is designed to be easily and fast installed without difficult parameters.
Jump over to Kickstarter to be one of the very 1st to enjoy the open stepper driver board which is now available to back with pledges starting from $50 and worldwide shipping expected to take place during August 2017.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News