How to drive a stepper motor- simplified beginner’s guide with common questions

You are planning your first 3D printer, CNC router or some other machine which needs accurate positioning. Looking around leads you to a lot of people talking about stepper motors. But what are they exactly and especially- how to drive a stepper motor? I have gathered some basic misconceptions and questions people have asked me

DIY splash guard for KitchenAid Mini made of acrylic glass

I created a simple splash guard to our KitchenAid Mini stand mixer. It’s officially sold as a pouring shield, but my design lack that “pouring part”. So I called it as splash guard instead. This helps keep lightweight ingredients like flour from flying out of the bowl or when you’re mixing there will be much fewer splashes

Bosch POF 1400 ACE – My first Router, detailed review with photos

I bought a Bosch POF 1400 ACE plunge router as my birthday present a month back and have used it for a few weeks now. It was a bit pricier than other options, but now I think it was totally worth it. This is my first plunge router and router at all for heavier work so it’s

DIY adjustable circle cutting jig for router made of plywood

Like every new router owner ever I am starting to need some jigs to make work easier and more creative. The first project in my mind needed a circle cutting jig. Here is my take on how to build adjustable circle cutting jig for a plunge router. I own a BochPOF 1400 ACE plunge router. It’s

How to run two CNC shields (other one as clone) with one Arduino UNO

I learned a nice thing about Arduino CNC shield today. I have a project coming up where I need 3 axes. On each axis, there will be 2 motors (cloned, running in sync). That means I need a total of 6 motors and drives, but CNC shield only supports 4 drives (axes). So I needed

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