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    The type of stepper motor in the last video looks pretty powerful Jonathon - don't know about UK but they are pretty expensive here.

    Looks just like the type and size that drives our Laser - very expensive item to replace . Should imagine its cheaper to buy a conventional outrunner unless you happen to have a couple of those lying around ........

    Wonder what amps it draws and what voltage.
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    The jumble of wires that you can often see are akin to an ESC

    This video is interesting as it shows the slow & smooth movement as well as significant rpm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxoRBW_cymU

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    Wonderful links Liked the music.
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    A few YouTube links to while away some time...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkqoKWP4Oy4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWMai3oirnM

    https://learn.adafruit.com/all-about-stepper-motors

    and then some light relief

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROpLjd9iQQU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12xsuFjAjc8

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    Thanks redpmg that helps a lot.
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    Not foolish at all Rick - mainly used in CNC machines and modern printers, computers etc. They only move a certain measured amount backwards & forwards to allow precision placement for printing or cutting/engraving. routing, milling and other CNC machining. Computer controlled & all done by built in hardware & software in the particular piece of equipment being used - in our case a Laser. The movement on our particular machine is accurate to .1 of a millimetre which allows multiple cuts .

    As was said a stepper motor is basically a brushless motor and it works in the same way . Just how it does is beyond me............. Had it explained once - never understood.
    They look very different however from what we know as brushless motors - will dig mine out and post pictures later.
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    Is it foolish to ask what a stepper motor is or how it works.
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    What an interesting thought - you may be onto something - essentially they are just brushless motors.

    Some of them have significant torque - you have got me think now as I am looking for 2 motors for my 8ft HMS Hermes...cogs are turning in my head....

    Let me mull that over and I will come back to you with a considered response rather than shooting from the hip....

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    Quick couple of questions - could you use stepper motors to drive a boat ? & how would you do so ? and finally how can you tell what voltage to use ?

    Salvaged a whole lot from scrapped printers but apart from the gears don't seem to have much use for them at the moment . Electronics are beyond me ...............
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    Could not find these earlier... hopefully self explanatory
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