Pushing the Limits of Stepper Motor Control in 3D Printing
Guest blogger Jan Kotarski explains how even a few volts of difference will improve operation of a stepper motor driver in 3D printing.
Each year, the Formula Student Team named High-Octane Motorsports e.V. of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, designs, constructs, and builds innovative and unique racing cars. These are then entered in the Formula Student Competition in three different categories, competing teams from all over the world. All three categories, Electric, Driverless, and Combustion, come with their challenges. This […]
Reference Design for Battery-Powered IoT Devices
The TMC2300-IOT-REF is a completely open-source reference design for easy evaluation of the TMC2300-LA stepper motor driver IC. Whether it’s a POS device, toys, office and home automation, or mobile medical devices, Engineers can quickly prototype IoT applications running on 3.5 – 6 V batteries. Besides the low-voltage stepper motor driver, the board features a […]
The Engineer’s Swiss Army Knife Running MicroPython
Access Trinamic modules with a simple Python script using Trinamic’s TMCM-0960-MotionPy, providing a clear insight into system communications regardless of the interface or bus system used, speeding up automated testing and analysis in the field or on the factory floor. The simple module replaces computers and application software for debugging of automation applications running TMCL, […]
Controlling brushless motors with ROS
By Shubham Sharma One of the challenges while developing any robotic hardware is to handle the communications with the motors along with sending commands to them as per the generated trajectory in real time. Since the motor accepting trajectories should respect the time limits, it becomes important that the communication between the motor driver and […]
Additive Manufacturing in Space
To reduce the cost of space missions, team AIMIS-FYT decided to build a 3D printer for zero-gravity environments. The result is a cartesian-style 3D printer that prints and cures resin.