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Introduction to Stepper Motors

I will start at the basics and work my way up. I am going to be referring to the permanent magnet 2 phase variety. Other stepper motors exist but are beyond the scope of this article. A stepper motor is a brushless DC motor that is made to turn a fraction of a turn at a time. This means that the stepper motor is ideal for use in CNC machines (like the RepRap, Makerbot, Ultimaker etc) as the small steps – hence the name – allow for greater precision that is possible with standard DC motors.

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