New board : Generic stepper

Author: fransedano  |  Category: Stepper

It’s good to have a generic stepper board – A lot of instruments can be made using a stepper motor, with just some tweaks on the firmware. This board is for using ubiquitous Switech X25.168 steppers, used on car instruments. They can be found on ebay for about 4$ piece, and they are very easy to use. I was not so happy on driving them directly from a microcontroller output due to they being an inductive load, but after some testing it seems it’s safe not to use a flyback diode. I can always add them later on, once I destroy a couple microcontrollers 😉

 

This board is designed to fit inside an instrument enclosure, being only 45x45mm and directly supporting stepper and 2 lighting LEDs. Will post some more pictures showing the prototype.

 

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2 Responses to “New board : Generic stepper”

  1. Giorgio Says:

    Well done Francisco 🙂

    Witch kind of micro do you use ?

    By

    Giorgio

  2. Andrew Says:

    Hi there,

    Could you tell me if you will make these boards available to the public? I would love a few for the cockpit (King Air) that I am building. Would it be able to interface these for use with FSX instead of X-plane?

    Kind regards,

    Andrew.

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