Hello! I'm new here and new to all of this stuff.
I have been building my own TimeLapse dolly with the OpenMoco Engine on an Arduino and seam to have run into a problem.
I have an Arduino Duemilanove, 2 EasyDriver 4.3, a SparkFun NEMA 17 stepper motor and an Anaheim Automation 17YPG 14x1 planetary gear box stepper motor.
I hooked it all up and loaded very basic Arduino code to run the motors as a test and every thing seams to run fine and it's easy to see the SparkFun motor doesn't have nearly the torque of the 17YPG.
The problem I'm having comes when I use the OpenMoco Engine and Slim to control the motors, they move, but have almost NO torque at all. I can stop the motor rotation with my finger tips with almost no effort... With the basic code test I could stop the SparkFun motor with some effort, but the 17YPG had so much torque it would not stop at all with my fingers.
Being so new at all this stuff I can't quite figure out why this would be... Please Help!
One other odd thing I noticed when playing with the home command in Slim. The motors will ramp up to go home, but stall (no movement) and they just buzz...
What am I doing wrong? Is there a setting in the code someplace I need to change?
(sorry if this is in the wrong forum...)