Old stuff

Jeff Anderson jefferya at programmerq.net
Fri Oct 26 16:32:10 MDT 2007

I have two projects in mind for steppers.
The first one is to build a 3 axis CNC machine using 3 steppers and a
dremel tool.

The second project I have in mind is to make a directional antenna mount
that is driven by two stepping motors. I can mount a pringles can
antenna for either wifi, or 2 meter amateur radio, and do radio
direction finding on my laptop. This project can use the weaker, floppy
drive motors without a problem.

I'm sure I could think of a lot more geeky project in the future to use
stepping motors for. I am a EE at BYU, and I'm sure I'll find many uses
for steppers.

Jeff Anderson

Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 09:20 -0600, Jeff Anderson wrote:
>> I am looking for old dot matrix printers, and old floppy drives. Both
>> these devices have something called stepping motors, and I want to
>> harvest them for a few projects I have.
> I have a bunch (30-40) of steppers that are 2-5 times bigger then those.
> I bought them several years ago when I was going to teach myself about
> driving them.
> I'd love to know what you are trying to do with them.  I'd even donate
> some to a geeky cause :)
> Gabe
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