Stepper Motor and ULN2003
In many computers the current is not enough to drive the servo!!!
If it does not work, keeps disconnecting, or rebooting the ESP the power is not sufficent and you need an extra power supply.
A stepper motor is a motor where the turning can be controlled in steps.
Our motor has about 508 steps for 360° (the motor itself has 64 steps but there is a gear train on top)
- see https://github.com/zhcong/ULN2003-for-ESP32
ULN2003 driver module.
How to connect it electrically
We recommend to add the capacitor to keep the power supply more stable. This issue is similar to the power issue with the servo SG90 Servo.
Required Module and Files
- We use Stepper.py
- this is downloaded from https://github.com/zhcong/ULN2003-for-ESP32
- the original file is at https://github.com/zhcong/ULN2003-for-ESP32/blob/master/Stepper.py
- this is based on: https://github.com/IDWizard/uln2003 by (c) IDWizard 2017,MIT License.
How to control it in MicroPython
1 import Stepper 2 from machine import Pin 3 4 # for the ESP8266 5 # In1 = Pin(2,Pin.OUT) # IN1-> GPIO2 6 # In2 = Pin(0,Pin.OUT) # IN1-> GPIO0 7 # In3 = Pin(4,Pin.OUT) # IN1-> GPIO4 8 # In4 = Pin(5,Pin.OUT) # IN1-> GPIO5 9 10 # for ESP32 11 In1 = Pin(32,Pin.OUT) 12 In2 = Pin(33,Pin.OUT) 13 In3 = Pin(25,Pin.OUT) 14 In4 = Pin(26,Pin.OUT) 15 16 s1 = Stepper.create(In1,In2,In3,In4, delay=10) 17 18 s1.step(509,-1) 19 20 s1 = Stepper.create(In1,In2,In3,In4, delay=1) 21 22 s1.step(509)
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