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Comments by Grant

  • New product: Aluminum mounting bracket for NEMA 17 stepper motors

    New product: Aluminum mounting bracket for NEMA 17 stepper motors

    - 24 April 2020

    Hello, Andrew.

    Thanks for the feedback. The tooling and process for manufacturing these makes making changes time consuming and expensive, and we are unlikely to be updating this product in the near future without a specific big application. If you do have an immediate high volume application, please contact us directly with more information about your project. Otherwise, we will keep your request in mind for future versions and any similar new products.

    Grant

  • W.A.V.E art performance using Arduino and Maestro Servo Controllers

    W.A.V.E art performance using Arduino and Maestro Servo Controllers

    - 17 September 2018

    Hello.

    We do not have that information. You might try directly contacting the company that created this installation.

    Grant

  • New NEMA 17 stepper motor with optional integrated lead screw

    New NEMA 17 stepper motor with optional integrated lead screw

    - 21 March 2018

    The MP6500 and DRV8825 stepper motor driver carriers are higher-power alternatives to the A4988 carrier you originally asked, and they generally can work well with that stepper motor, though you still won't be able to get the full 1.7 A rated current out of the stepper motor with them. If getting the full rated current is important for your application, you might consider the AMIS-30543 stepper motor driver.

    By the way, you might also be interested in our Tic stepper motor controllers, which feature additional integrated processing and offer higher-level control interfaces like USB. The T500 and T825 are based on the same MP6500 and DRV8825 stepper motor drivers that are on the carriers I linked to above. With the Tics, it would be easy to temporarily raise the current limit for when you really need the extra torque and then lower it again before the driver overheats.

    Grant

  • New NEMA 17 stepper motor with optional integrated lead screw

    New NEMA 17 stepper motor with optional integrated lead screw

    - 20 March 2018

    Hello.

    The A4988 has a lower current limit than the rated current of the stepper motor, so it will limit the performance you can get from the stepper motor. To get more performance, you should consider a stepper motor driver with a greater current limit.

    You can use a power supply with a voltage higher than the rated motor voltage if you use a driver with current limiting. You can read more about this in the first FAQ under the FAQs tab on the product page for the stepper motor.

    Grant

  • New product: A-Star 32U4 Prime LV

    New product: A-Star 32U4 Prime LV

    - 11 August 2017

    Hello, Caleb.

    We have put up step files for those boards under the "Resources" tab on the A-Star Prime's product page.

  • New NEMA 17 stepper motor with optional integrated lead screw

    New NEMA 17 stepper motor with optional integrated lead screw

    - 12 June 2017

    Hello, Jan.

    The datasheet for the stepper motor, which can be found under the "Resources" tab on the product page, gives a maximum axial force of 10N. Our expectation is that the axial load rating already takes any such bearings into account, making it equivalent to a linear force rating.

    -Grant

  • New product: Pololu Ball Caster with 1″ Plastic Ball and Ball Bearings

    New product: Pololu Ball Caster with 1″ Plastic Ball and Ball Bearings

    - 20 March 2017

    Hello, Vincent.

    Can you characterize how much rolling resistance you are seeing?

    Grant

  • New product: Aluminum mounting bracket for NEMA 17 stepper motors

    New product: Aluminum mounting bracket for NEMA 17 stepper motors

    - 22 December 2016

    Hello.

    Thank you for the kind words! I am glad you are happy with the design of the brackets.

    Grant

  • New Product: 5V, 5A Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V50F5

    New Product: 5V, 5A Step-Down Voltage Regulator D24V50F5

    - 3 June 2016

    Hello.

    The mounting holes on the board are 0.85" from edges they are closest to. We do not have a dimension drawing for this board yet, but the DXF file has all the hole locations on the board.

    -Grant

  • Two new motor driver shields for Arduino

    Two new motor driver shields for Arduino

    - 5 May 2016

    Hello.

    I am sorry you are having a problem with your motor driver shield. This is not an appropriate place for troubleshooting, but if you post about the issue on our forum with more details, like which driver you have, we would be glad to help.

    Grant

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