Stepper Motors Workshop
In this, the second of two workshops based on different types of motors, we'll work with stepper motors. Steppers are powerful motors that provide precision control over the rotation speed or exact position of the motor shaft; they also require electronic circuits or microcontrollers to operate them. We'll talk about how to choose the right stepper motor for the job. We'll build a control circuit based on a 555 timer and a special power driver, connect our motor and start playing. We'll also discuss how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control speed and direction of DC motors, servomotors and stepper motors and look at some alternative Arduino-compatible motor controller boards.
BONUS: COMES WITH EXCITING MOTOR FUNPACK!
This workshop costs more than our regular offerings because we give you some awesome and useful stuff to take home with you. Your registration fee includes the cost of:
A stepper motor
A stepper motor driver circuit, breadboard-ready
Assorted electronic breadboard components
About the Instructor:
Bill Gentles has worked for the past 30 years as a Biomedical Engineer. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has recently been shifting careers as he has discovered that what he really wanted to be when he grew up was an artist. He previously presented the motors workshop at Interaccess in 2013.
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
Refund requests for this workshop are granted if received 10 business days or more prior to the workshop date.