This article discuss the way to control a Stepper Motor using the Parallel Port of the PC. The parallel port signal is controlling the speed, the direction and the step size of the motor. [via]
If you are interested in robotics, motion control, or just want to learn about this widely used motor in almost every electronic gadget like floppy drives, printer, scanner, robots, every device; then you should try building this versatile stepper motor control.
Stepper Motor Control through Parallel Port – [Link]
This article discuss how to implement a Brushless DC Motor Controller. It’s not complete yet but gives some literature on the topic. It talks about what a BLDC motors is and what are the methods of controlling such a motor. There will be updates on the progress.
Implementing a Brushless DC Motor Controller – [Link]
This project shows how to build a DIY laser CNC machine using parts from old printers and a CD-ROM. The laser diode using is rated at 1W. With this machine you are able to:
- Cut paper
- Engrave wood and cardboard
- Engrave plastic
- Engrave PCBs etc
DiY: How to build a homemade Router Laser CNC – [Link]
Pulse Width Modulation is the most common way to control the speed of a DC motor. This project describes how to use the hardware PWM built inside PIC12F683 for motor speed control. The PIC12F683 reads analog voltage output of a potentiometer and accordingly changes the duty cycle of PWM wave to set the speed of the motor. Since the PWM duty cycle input is 8-bit and ADCs in PIC12F683 are 10 bits, only the 8 most significant bits from ADC output are used. This gives 256 different speed levels. The software is written in mikroC.
DC Motor Speed Control using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) - [Link]
Th1, the 50K thermistor, is a standard type. Mine was a bar or rectangular looking thingy. Available from Tandy/Radio-Shack. Almost any type will do. I experimented with different models from 22K to 100K
and all worked fine after replacing the trimmer pot. The one used in the above circuit diagram was a 50K model. This 50K was measured at exactly 25 °C and with 10% tolerance.
Automatic Fan Controller - [Link]
The 555 Ic is wired as an astable and the frequency is constant and independent of the duty cycle, as the total resistance (R charge + R discharge, notice the diode) is constant and equal to 22Kohm (givin a frequency of about 1Khz, notice the hum).
Simple DC motor PWM speed control – [Link]
user “abbtech” writes:
The heart of the PWM Fan Controller is a PIC 12F675 microcontroller. This microcontroller is reading the analog output of a LM35 temperature sensor using a ADC (analog to digital converter) . The resulting digital value is converted to a temperature and a fan is powered proportionally to how hot the sensor is.
PIC 12F675 PWM Fan Controller - [Link]
This project is a PWM Fan controller based on PIC18F25K20. It offers a variable speed control, low acoustic noise, reliability, long lifetime, low power consumption, protection features. The MCU get the temperature from the sensor (D18B20), and after will do a conversion Celsius degrees and then it´s generated a PWM on PORTC.2 with 6 different levels.
PIC PWM Fan controller - [Link]