Project #14: Components – Pololu DRV8834 Stepper Motor Driver – Mk06

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Pololu DRV8834 Low-Voltage Stepper Motor Driver Carrier

Pololu Item: 2134

This is a breakout board for TI’s DRV8834 microstepping bipolar stepper motor driver. It has a pinout and interface that are nearly identical to those of our A4988 carriers, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for those boards in many applications. The DRV8834 operates from 2.5–10.8 V, allowing stepper motors to be powered with voltages that are too low for other drivers, and can deliver up to approximately 1.5 A per phase continuously without a heat sink or forced air flow (up to 2 A peak). It features adjustable current limiting, overcurrent and overtemperature protection, and six microstep resolutions (down to 1/32-step). This board ships with 0.1in male header pins included but not soldered in.

Technology Experience

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  • Desktop Applications (Windows, OSX, Linux, Multi-OS, Multi-Tier, etc…)
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Aphasia

Don Luc Aphasia

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Project #12: Robotics – Unmanned Vehicles 1h – Mk12

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Robotics

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Robotics

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Pololu Stepper Motor Bipolar, 200 Steps/Rev, 2.8V, 1.7 A/Phase

This hybrid bipolar stepping motor has a 1.8° step angle (200 steps/revolution). Each phase draws 1.7 A at 2.8 V, allowing for a holding torque of 3.7 kg-cm. The motor has four color-coded wires terminated with bare leads: black and green connect to one coil; red and blue connect to the other.

DL2003Mk05

1 x SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic
2 x Pololu DRV8834 Low-Voltage Stepper Motor Driver Carrier
2 x Electrolytic Decoupling Capacitors – 100uF/25V
2 x Pololu Stepper Motor Bipolar, 2.8V, 1.7 A/Phase
2 x Pololu Universal Aluminum Mounting Hub for 5mm Shaft, M3 Holes
1 x Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB
14 x Wire Solid Core – 22 AWG
1 x SparkFun Cerberus USB Cable

SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

SP1 – Digital 9
DI1 – Digital 8
SP2 – Digital 7
DI2 – Digital 6
VIN – 3.3V
GND – GND

DL2003Mk05Rp.ino

getStepper.ino

setup.ino

Technology Experience

  • Research & Development (R & D)
  • Desktop Applications (Windows, OSX, Linux, Multi-OS, Multi-Tier, etc…)
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  • Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, etc…)
  • Bulletin Boards (phpBB, SMF, Vanilla, jobberBase, etc…)
  • eCommerce (WooCommerce, OSCommerce, ZenCart, PayPal Shopping Cart, etc…)

Instructor

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  • Arduino
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The Alpha Geek

Why “The Alpha Geek”?

Aphasia

Don Luc Aphasia

J. Luc Paquin – Curriculum Vitae
http://www.donluc.com/DLHackster/LucPaquinCVEngMk2020a.pdf

Web: http://www.donluc.com/
Web: http://www.jlpconsultants.com/
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Project #12: Robotics – Unmanned Vehicles 1g – Mk11

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Robotics

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Receiver – Rain – Etc…

Technology Experience

  • Research & Development (R & D)
  • Desktop Applications (Windows, OSX, Linux, Multi-OS, Multi-Tier, etc…)
  • Mobile Applications (Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, etc…)
  • Web Applications (LAMP, Scripting, Java, ASP, ASP.NET, RoR, Wakanda, etc…)
  • Social Media Programming & Integration (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc…)
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, etc…)
  • Bulletin Boards (phpBB, SMF, Vanilla, jobberBase, etc…)
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Instructor

  • DOS, Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Multi-OS
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  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Espressif

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The Alpha Geek

Why “The Alpha Geek”?

Aphasia

Don Luc Aphasia

J. Luc Paquin – Curriculum Vitae
http://www.donluc.com/DLHackster/LucPaquinCVEngMk2020a.pdf

Web: http://www.donluc.com/
Web: http://www.jlpconsultants.com/
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Don Luc

Luc – Speaking

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Robotics

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Aphasia – 2020
Montreal, Canada – 2002
Mexico City, Mexico – 2010
Mexico City, Mexico – 2012
Aphasia – 2018
Aphasia – 2019

Technology Experience

  • Research & Development (R & D)
  • Desktop Applications (Windows, OSX, Linux, Multi-OS, Multi-Tier, etc…)
  • Mobile Applications (Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, etc…)
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  • Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, etc…)
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Instructor

  • DOS, Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Multi-OS
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  • Robotics
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Espressif

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The Alpha Geek

Why “The Alpha Geek”?

Aphasia

Don Luc Aphasia

J. Luc Paquin – Curriculum Vitae
http://www.donluc.com/DLHackster/LucPaquinCVEngMk2020a.pdf

Web: http://www.donluc.com/
Web: http://www.jlpconsultants.com/
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Don Luc

Why “The Alpha Geek”?

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I have said “Once a Geek always a Geek” so many time in describing myself. Since I was a small child the main goal in my life has been to learn new things daily. While I write this, on the whiteboard in front of my me in my office, is written in large letters “What new things have you learned today?”. It is a reminder to myself that the day will not be complete until something new is learned. Luckily for me in my line of business you would have to work very hard not to learn something new on a daily basis.

With that attitude in mind since childhood it was very difficult not to grow up and become a full-fledged Geek at an early age. In my early teens I was into photography and processing and printing my own B&W photos in a darkroom I had built with the help of my Mom in our basement in Canada. That was one of my many interests at the time and I can’t even remember how many different “Geeky” things I have done over the years. I got into electronics when I could not afford to buy a proper darkroom timer and I saw some article, probably in some electronics magazine, that explained how to build a simple timer that blinks a LED at one second intervals. After a trip, probably to Radio Shack, to buy a 555 timer IC, a LED, some resistors, wires and a small perforated circuit board. After that I was hooked on electronics projects from that day.

Some years later, while I was an undergrad at university, I was learning mainframe programming in Fortran and assembler programming for some mini-computer I do not remember. Since they were giving us only a few minutes of mainframe processor time a semester a bunch of friends and I bought one of the original Apple 1 kits and I built it for the group and we used that for a few years to supplement our mainframe time. Then followed a Timex Sinclair, a Commodore 64, a Portable Commodore 64, a 128, a PC XT clone with a huge 10Mb hard drive and then hundreds of PCs, laptops, Palm PDAs, tablets and electronic computing devices and gadgets of all kinds.

When I started consulting in 1983 a major part of my time was spent integrating and repairing computer hardware and I even worked for a few years repairing systems nobody else could fix. Nowadays besides programming some business applications on a variety of platforms I still spend a lot of time integrating specialized hardware with software and designing electronic devices of all kind. Since I started with that first simple electronics project over 45 years ago, the Geek in me is still going strong and even though the “Geek” badge is generally used describing the younger crowds I think that a grizzled grey-haired Geek veteran like me deserves the title of “Alpha Geek”. Experience should count for something…

If you noticed I capitalize “Geek” as I think it is a term of respect and not one of derision. I hope that all the Geeks out there will love visiting this blog that will grow to host many projects and features. I also hope that it will help in convert Geeks-in-Training to full-fledged card-carrying Geeks like that first project did for me so long ago.

In the meantime enjoy your stay and let’s Geek Out!

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  • Web Applications (LAMP, Scripting, Java, ASP, ASP.NET, RoR, Wakanda, etc…)
  • Social Media Programming & Integration (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc…)
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Moodle, etc…)
  • Bulletin Boards (phpBB, SMF, Vanilla, jobberBase, etc…)
  • eCommerce (WooCommerce, OSCommerce, ZenCart, PayPal Shopping Cart, etc…)

Instructor

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  • Robotics
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The Alpha Geek

Why “The Alpha Geek”?

Don Luc Aphasia

Luc Aphasia

J. Luc Paquin – Curriculum Vitae
http://www.donluc.com/DLHackster/LucPaquinCVEngMk2020a.pdf

Web: http://www.donluc.com/
Web: http://www.jlpconsultants.com/
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Don Luc

Project #14: Components – SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated – Mk05

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SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated

SparkFun Item: WRL-11373

The SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated takes care of the 3.3V regulation, signal conditioning, and basic activity indicators. It translates the 5V serial signals to 3.3V so that you can connect a 5V (down to 3.3V) system to any XBee module. The board was conveniently designed to mate directly with the SparkFun Arduino Pro series of boards for wireless bootloading and USB based configuration.

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Project #12: Robotics – Unmanned Vehicles 1f – Mk10

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Transmitter

DL2002Mk07

1 x Arduino UNO – R3
1 x ProtoScrewShield
1 x Adafruit RGB LCD Shield 16×2 Character Display
1 x XBee S1
1 x SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated
1 x Slide Pot (Small)
1 x Knob
1 x Acrylic Blue 5.75in x 3.75in x 1/8in
24 x Screw – 4-40
12 x Standoff – Metal 4-40 – 3/8″
7 x Wire Solid Core – 22 AWG
1 x SparkFun XBee Explorer USB
1 x DIGI XCTU Software
1 x SparkFun Cerberus USB Cable

Arduino UNO

TX0 – Digital 1
RX0 – Digital 0
LP1 – Analog A0
VIN – +5V
GND – GND

XBee S1: Transmitter

CH Channel: C
PAN Id: 3333
SH Serial Number: 13A200
SL Serial Number: 40717A1F
CE Coordinator: Coordinator
BD: 9600

DL2002Mk07p.ino

getEEPROM.ino

getProcessMessage.ino

getSwitch.ino

setup.ino

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Don Luc

Project #14: Components – Pan/Tilt Bracket Kit – Mk04

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SparkFun Item: ROB-14391

This is an easy-to-assemble pan/tilt bracket kit that utilizes servos to move on two axes fit for camera and helping-hand applications. Everything is included to get this kit assembled, even the servos.

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Project #12: Robotics – Unmanned Vehicles 1e – Mk09

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DL2002Mk05

1 x Arduino UNO – R3
1 x Arduino UNO – SparkFun RedBoard
1 x ProtoScrewShield
1 x Adafruit RGB LCD Shield 16×2 Character Display
2 x XBee S1
1 x SparkFun XBee Explorer Regulated
1 x Breakout Board for XBee Module
2 x EasyDriver
2 x Small Stepper
1 x Adafruit PowerBoost 500 Shield
1 x Lithium Ion Battery – 2Ah
1 x LED Green
1 x Slide Pot (Small)
1 x Knob
7 x Jumper Wires 3″ M/M
16 x Jumper Wires 6″ M/M
1 x Full-Size Breadboard
1 x SparkFun XBee Explorer USB
1 x DIGI XCTU Software
1 x SparkFun USB Mini-B Cable
1 x SparkFun Cerberus USB Cable

Arduino UNO

TX0 – Digital 1
RX0 – Digital 0
LP1 – Analog A0
VIN – +5V
GND – GND

XBee S1: Transmitter

CH Channel: C
PAN Id: 3333
SH Serial Number: 13A200
SL Serial Number: 40717A1F
CE Coordinator: Coordinator
BD: 9600

DL2002Mk05p.ino

getEEPROM.ino

getProcessMessage.ino

getSwitch.ino

setup.ino

Arduino UNO – SparkFun RedBoard

LEG – Digital 6
SP1 – Digital 3
DI1 – Digital 2
SP2 – Digital 5
DI2 – Digital 4
TX0 – Digital 1
RX0 – Digital 0
VIN – +5V
GND – GND

XBee S1: Receiver

CH Channel: C
PAN Id: 3333
SH Serial Number: 13A200
SL Serial Number: 4076E2C5
CE Coordinator: End Device
BD: 9600

DL2002Mk05Rp.ino

getEEPROM.ino

getProcessMessage.ino

getStepper.ino

getSwitch.ino

setup.ino

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Don Luc

Project #14: Components – Slide Pot (Small) – Knob – Mk03

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Slide Pot – Small (10k Linear Taper)

SparkFun Item: COM-11620

A simple slide potentiometer can go a long way. Rated at 10KOhm and 0.1W. Comes with solder tab connections. The pot has an overall travel of 20mm and has two mounting holes on top.

Slide Potentiometer Knob

SparkFun Item: COM-14889

This is a simple knob that connects to the small and medium sized linear slide potentiometers. Each knob uses friction to secure itself to fit onto the slide pot. Once attached, this small knob provides you with an easier to use potentiometer for your project.

A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electrical or electronic components.

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Don Luc