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Stepper Motor Projects, Stepper Motor control tutorials, stepper motor control tutorial, how to control stepper motor, Control stepper motor, control direction and speed of the stepper motor, direction and speed control of stepper motorHello everyone! I hope you all will be absolutely fine and having fun. Today, I am going to share a list of Stepper Motor Projects using different software e.g. Arduino, Matlab and NI LabVIEW. I have already shared these projects but they are posted randomly. So, today I thought that I should combine all those projects into a single one. So I am going to share the links of all of those tutorials in this tutorial so that it may be helpful for engineering students or anyone who wants to visit. This tutorial will help you to visit all of my Stepper Motor Projects. You should also have a look at this Stepper Motor Simulation in Proteus.

The links of all the tutorials will be given and you will be able to download the desired project code or simulation from the corresponding link. I will make separate sections for each software to control stepper motor. In each section all the possible controls of stepper motor will be given in detail. If you have any sort of problem, you can ask in comments. I will try my level best to solve your issues. So, let’s get started with Stepper Motor Projects. first of all, I will post projects i which I have done direction control of stepper motor:

Stepper Motor Projects

In this section of Stepper Motor Projects, I will provide you the list of the tutorials in which I have already controlled the direction of the stepper motor using three different software e.g. Arduino, Matlab and NI LabVIEW. I have used the same hardware and Arduino source code in all of these tutorials. In case of Matlab and NI LabVIEW I have sent commands through the serial monitor towards Arduino and hence the whole system works.

Stepper Motor Direction Control using Arduino
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In the tutorial Stepper Motor Direction Control using Arduino, I have interfaced a stepper motor with Arduino UNO board to control its clockwise and counter clockwise direction. I have used a motor controller named as H-Bdridge to control the direction of stepper motor. It can control only one stepper motor at a time.. The algorithm was very simple. Commands for clockwise and counter clockwise rotation are sent through the serial monitor of Arduino softwrare.

These commands are then passed to the motor controller and then it decides the direction of rotation of stepper motor after manipulating the Arduino commands. Direction of stepper motor can be reversed by simply changing the polarity so L298 controls the direction of the stepper motor by continuously making its pins low, high and vice versa.

  • You can download the complete simulation there.
  • Download .rar file, extract it and enjoy the complete simulation.

Stepper Motor Direction Control Using Arduino

Stepper Motor Direction Control using Matlab
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In the tutorial Stepper Motor Direction Control in Matlab, I have created a simple Graphical User interface (GUI) in Matlab having three different buttons for controlling the clockwise, counter clockwise direction of the stepper motor and to stop the stepper motor as well. Two more buttons are also there on the GUI for opening and closing the serial port.

As we press any of the buttons, corresponding command is sent through the serial port from Matlab to Arduino and then Arduino transfers those commands to the H Bridge and hence the entire process gets completed. Pressing the Open Serial Port button, serial port will be opened and we will be able to communicate with the Arduino using serial communication and at the end we must close the serial port in order to avoid the exchange of unnecessary commands being sent through the serial port.

  • You can download the complete simulation here.
  • Download .rar file, extract it and start playing with the simulation.

Stepper Motor Direction Control Using MATLAB

Stepper Motor Direction Control using NI LabVIEW
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In the tutorial Stepper Motor Direction is Controlled in NI LabVIEW, I have controlled the clockwise and counter clockwise direction of the stepper motor using serial communication between NI LabVIEW and Arduino. Commands like C, S and are sent through NI LabVIEW towards Arduino for clockwise rotation of the stepper motor, stop the stepper motor and anti clockwise rotation of the same stepper motor respectively.

There are three different buttons on the front panel of NI LabVIEW. These buttons are used to send commands C, S and from NI LabVIEW to Arduino using Serial communication.

  • You can download the complete simulation here.
  • Download .rar file, extract it and start playing with the simulation.

Stepper Motor Direction Control in LabVIEW

Stepper Motor Direction Control using PIC Microcontroller
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First of all I have made Stepper Motor Drive Circuit in Proteus ISIS and I have controlled the speed angle as well as the direction of the stepper motor using PIC micro controller. I have made a pretty simple logic. I have placed a serial terminal in my Proteus simulation. You have to sent the commands through that serial terminal. The stepper motor will change its direction as well the speed after manipulating those commands.

  • You can download the complete simulation here.
  • Download .rar file, extract it and start playing with the simulation.

Stepper Motor Direction Control using PIC Microcontroller

Stepper Motor Speed Control

In this section of Stepper Motor Projects, I will provide you the list of the tutorials in which I have already controlled the speed of the stepper motor using three different software e.g. Arduino, Matlab and NI LabVIEW. I have used the same hardware and Arduino source code in all of these tutorials. In case of MATLAB and NI LabVIEW I have sent commands through the serial monitor towards Arduino and hence the whole system works.

Stepper Motor Speed Control using Arduino
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In Stepper Motor Speed Control using Arduino, I have actually used the builtin command myStepper.step to control the speed for the stepper motor. For this purpose, I have not used PWM pins of L298 motor controller instead I only used input pins of it, to control the speed of the stepper motor. By assigning higher values to the myStepper.step motor can be rotated at higher speed. Similarly motor will rotate slowly if the value of myStepper.step is lower.

All the executed commands are printed on the serial monitor and I have also printed those executed commands on LCD as well for this project.

  • You can download the complete Arduino Source code here.
  • Download .rar file, extract it and start playing with the simulation.

Stepper Motor Speed Control using Arduino

Stepper Motor Speed Control in Matlab
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In Stepper Motor Speed Control in Matlab, I have created a  Graphical User Interface (GUI) in Matlab having two extra buttons as compared to the GUI of Stepper Motor Direction Control in Matlab. One for continuously accelerating the speed of the stepper motor and the other for continuously deaccelerating the speed of the same stepper motor.

As we press any button, corresponding command will be sent through the serial port from Matlab to Arduino using serial communication. The logic created is pretty simple, the speed of the motor will accelerate continuously as many time we press the button and if the maximum speed is reached, motor maintains the same speed even we continue to enhance its speed. Same procedure will be followed to reduce the speed of the stepper motor.

  • You can download the complete simulation here.
  • Download .rar file, extract it and start playing with the simulation.

Stepper Motor Speed Control in MATLAB

Stepper Motor Speed Control using NI LabVIEW
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This one is the last one among Stepper Motor Projects, named as Stepper Motor Speed Control in NI LabVIEW, I have have placed five different buttons on the front panel to control the direction as well as the speed of the DC motor. By pressing the Accelerate button again and again speed of the stepper motor will increase in proportion to the number of times the buttons is pressed.

Similarly, by pressing Deaccelerate button again and again the speed of the stepper motor will decrease in proportion to the number of times the button is pressed. First of all you need to press the Start button in order to start the serial communication between NI LabVIEW and Arduino. After pressing it you will be able to send the commands serially from NI LabVIEW towards Arduino.

  • You can download the complete simulation here.
  • Download .rar file, extract it and start playing with the simulation.

Stepper Motor Speed Control in LabVIEW

These are all Stepper Motor Projects posted yet on our blog. I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial. If you face any sort of problem you can ask me anytime without even feeling any kind of hesitation. I will try my level best to solve your issue in a better way, if possible. I will explore Arduino, Matlab and NI LabVIEW further in my later tutorials. Till then, Take care 🙂

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