Stepper Motor

A stepper motor, also known as step motor or stepping motor, is a brushless DC electric motor that divides a full rotation into a number of equal steps. The motor's position can then be commanded to move and hold at one of these steps without any position sensor for feedback (an open-loop controller), as long as the motor is carefully sized to the application in respect to torque and speed.

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MyTurtle: self-learning robot (Part 3 - Head and Bumpers)

“This project is about creating a self-learning robot. Part 3 is about adding a head and bumpers to the movement unit. In the previous part (Part 2 - Movement unit) I wrote about making a chassis for the movement unit of …

Hacking Arduino Mega/RAMPS 3D Printer Shield to Control Any Project

“Introduction The Arduino Mega and Ramps Shield combination is a popular hardware platform for controlling FFF 3D printers. The Arduino Mega 2560 R3, based on the ATmega2560 micro-controller, is a powerful MCU board with 54 digital I/O pins, 16 …

Project  Getula

Getula

“Morphing clock A Bicycle chain lying randomly on the street gave inspiration for this art work. The simple idea of creating numericals out of a continuous chain quickly turned into a complex beast. The chain is made out of 3d …

Blackboard V-Plotter

“In this instructable, I’d like to share how to build a vertical plotter that can draw texts and images on the blackboard. Let’s getting started. Main components: 1pcs x Arduino Mega 2560. 1pcs x RAMPS 1.4 Controller …

Fruit Sorter Robot Using Flexible Gripper

“Hello Everyone, thank you for showing interest in our project. In this project, we are showing a fully automated robot that sorts fruits and vegetables based on their color. The project happened in the context of the Bruface program and …

Robotic Trombone: The RoboTrombo Music Machine

“Because we need to prove there are still things people do better than machines… An iSax Laboratories creation. Thank you Martin Molin @ Wintergatan for inspiration! The original idea was to produce a MIDI controlled music machine that could play any …

D.I.Y Single Arm Scara Robot

“In this tutorial, I’d like to share how to build a homemade Arduino based SCARA Robot. My aim is to easily assemble on my own and learn about the robotic arm by using the simple materials in hand without …

Rotary Cnc Bottle Plotter

“I picked up some rollers, which are probably used in the printer. I came up with the idea of turning them into the rotation axis of CNC bottle plotter. Today, I’d like to share how to build CNC bottle …

Arduino Powered Painting Robot

“Have you ever wondered if a robot could make mesmerizing paintings and art? In this project I attempt to make that a reality with an Arduino Powered Painting Robot. The objective is for the robot to be able to make …

Universal Tensile Testing Machine VERSION TWO

“I have made a promise to publish the new version in fall in the original version. Well, here it is, the now “Universal” Tensile Testing Machine Version 2! I might publish it on Thingiverse as well (though I’m not …