I have a small stepper motor from a Canon printer, Mitsui modelM35SP-11hpk. Four leads, yellow, black, orange, red. Colors might be slightly off, I'm partially color-blind. I want to experiment with it, but Google was not much help. I'm guessing applying 10V or less should be enough to be able to step the motor. Anyone have any advice?
I never studied much in kollege. I've often suspected that they gave me a diploma just to get rid of me.
Are you sure you didn't blunder into any steppers? They were around starting the early 1960's. Phytron, Superior Electric and other were making them mostly for the space program:
Prior to that, you probably ran into servos, synchros, selsysn, PM multiphase motors, and other analog nightmares. While not the same as a digital drive stepper motor, much of the theory is similar (i.e. damping, acceleration). Some of the early steppers were nothing more than analog servos with digital drivers.
Good luck learning (by destroying) about stepper motors. If you haven't smoked a winding, you haven't learned why steppers use much lower holding current than (peak) drive current. That's one reason to invest in a driver/controller, who's secondary purpose is to keep you from producing smoke instead of rotation.
If you're looking for a worthy project, I recommend a 2 axis solar tracker and solar coffee warmer.
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