Questions tagged [stepper-driver]

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Did I just destroy my MKS Gen L v1.0 board by shorting the stepper driver?

I was attempting to install new TMC2208 chips on my MKS Gen L v1.0. Everything was going swell, I just had one more thing to do. I was checking and tuning the Vref for TMC2208 by measuring voltage ...
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Driving a Stepper Motor with a Mini-Rambo Controller

I have been working with the MiniRambo Controller to try to drive 3 stepper motors using the AccelStepper library. The stepper motors are NEMA 17s with the following specifications: I am trying to ...
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Dual Z-axis has different speeds (out of sync)

The Z-axis has two stepper motors, I'm using MKS GEN L V2.1 mainboard with TMC 2209 Drivers. My problem is that the motors are out of sync. How can I get them to work together? This is my code from ...
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MKS / Bigtree Closed Loop stepper the same?

Is the MKS and BigTree closed loop stepper the same? I see more responses to BigTree question. I read BigTree was plug and play and seems to be getting good support from them. I'm using the MKS ...
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Mixing (closed loop) stepper drivers on MKS main board

Can I mix BIGTREETECH S42B closed loop stepper drivers on the MKS Gen L controller board with other drivers? Are the pins in the same position? Would mixing work?
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What's the best stepper motor for BMG with very high extrusion rates?

I was recommended to buy a pancake stepper motor for a direct drive BMG extruder, however I would like to ask if the decrease in torque would still be enough to work with V6 Volcano or SuperVolcano. ...
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Why does my TMC2208 only rotate my stepper motor in one direction?

I have two TMC2208 stepper drivers, both with the exact same problem. They both only allow the motor to rotate in one direction. They are currently used inside a CoreXY style 3D printer. In my case, ...
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TMC5160 Overheating

I am trying to do a project using stepsticks to drive stepper motors. I am currently testing the wiring of stepsticks on a breadboard using a stepper from CD driver and an old laptop charger. I ...
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My stepper motor has resistance, but does not respond to commands

I have a RAMPS 1.4 setup and I am trying to get things to move. I have a DRV2258 attached to it, and when I power on the 12 V power supply the stepper gets some resistance. However, when I try ...
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Adding more extruders to GT2560

What possibilities are there to add a third and fourth extruder to GT2560 rev A? The board by default contains connections for two sets of extruder drivers and steppers and has no obvious way to ...
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Error "TMC2208 or TMC2209 on Z2 requires Z2_HARDWARE_SERIAL or Z2_SERIAL_(RX|TX)_PIN

I am getting this error when I try to enable the Z2 driver for MKS Gen L V2.1 Could anyone help? Error "TMC2208 or TMC2209 on Z2 requires Z2_HARDWARE_SERIAL or Z2_SERIAL_(RX|TX)_PIN Thanks
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RAMPS 1.6+ steppers not working

I recently purchased a RAMPS 1.6+ and it connects to my Arduino Mega 2560 just fine. I am able to use Pronterface to heat the extruder and the hotbed but the motors refuse to work. I have the jumpers ...
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Eryone Thinker SE Ignoring Stopswitch & Gantry Only Moves Down

I just got a Eryone Thinker SE and went through a lot of trouble to get it even working. My first major problem was it would keep trying to ignore the zstop switch and go lower than it should be. I ...
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Can I use the measured output voltage from my old stepper drivers for the new ones?

I'm planning to install new stepper drivers into my 3D printer. The model is an older Qidi Tech 1 with a proprietary board a variation of the Sailfish firmware. I have no ability to connect any UART ...
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Stepper driver Vref not the same after switching motherboards

A strange problem came up today when I switched my MKS Gen L for a BTT SKR v1.4 Turbo. For my stepper motors (1.7 A) in combination with my LV8729 stepper drivers (R100) I need a Vref of about 0.68 V (...
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Printer froze mid print, stepper motor driver and MCU extremely hot afterwards. MCU seems dead now (?)

A strange problem occured while 3D printing. I've been printing for a long time now, and I consider myself fairly expeienced. normally, with every problem I've encountered with my printers (Anet, ...
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How to calculate the Vref and X_CURRENT for a TMC2130 stepper driver, knowing the rated current of the stepper motor?

I have written a question about this but I found new information in this video and I want to go more to the point. My motor "rated current" is 1.4V. I assume that this is the maximum current The guy ...