Questions tagged [stepper]

Questions about stepper motors, a motor type commonly used in 3D printers.

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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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Jerk causing vibration and Y layer shift… Bad stepper?

This issue just started recently; I am not sure if it is because of the specific part I am printing or whether something on the printer is going bad. Up until now, I have been printing all kinds of ...
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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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Printing issue with X-axis motor

Here's an idea of what's going on. This is a picture of the progress during the first layer: Printing a simple calibration square, and as you can see, my X-axis is not moving like it should. I turned ...
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Confusing stepper motor behavior

I am trying to control stepper motors for a 3D printer with a RAMPS 1.4 shield connected to an Arduino Mega 2560. I have uploaded Marlin firmware to the board and am currently using Pronterface to ...
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Modifying Marlin Extruder code to use 28byj-48 motor

I'm currently working on a project to convert an old 3D printer to a 2D powder dispenser. I'm using a Ramps 1.4 + Arduino Mega, and I'm trying to modify the extruder code in Marlin. I've printed a ...
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Using external stepper driver

I need to add two external stepper drivers to my MKS Gen L board. I am using E1 as an extra Y-axis and that is working great. I have three Z motors and I want to ...
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Stepper motor moving only to one side after reset

I come through this post, rescue a problem with my printer. It uses Arduino 2560 Mega, RAMPS 1.4, and Marlin 1.1.9, which had configured it left it working as follows: on the RAMPS the Y-axis is ...
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How to install TMC2209 on MKS GEN L V2.1

how do I install TMC 2209 drivers into MKS GEN L V2.1 board. I do not need the home sensorless I just want to keep my dual z-axis motors cool and in sync. Thanks.
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Not moving on X and Y axis

TL;DR I moved the printer head slightly without turning off the system and now only the Z-axis stepper motors work. I recently purchased an Ender 5 Plus. I managed to get three prints done and then ...
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Ender 3 - extruder stepper skipping

I have a problem most likely very similar to some reported by other users: extruder stepper is visually skipping a step from time to time. It rapidly rotates in the direction opposite to the one it is ...
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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 ...
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PyCNC - Z steppers screaming

I'm transforming my Anet A8 printer to Raspberry Pi driven using PyCNC. Things seem to look promising so far apart from the Z motor doing nothing but making screaming-like sound when supposed to be ...