Controlling Stepper Motors with the Arduino

Aidan just shared a new tutorial: "Controlling Stepper Motors with the Arduino"

Stepper Motors are a bit of a halfway mark between DC Motors and Servo motors, but they find a sweet spot that allows them to be perfect for certain applications. There are still a few main differences to be aware of when it comes to working with ste…

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Hello Aidan,

I have a Klinger MC-4-MD-4 stepper motor setup I would like to control from windows XP or windows 7 PC
via RS-232 / or other interface.
Do you recommend any Arduino solutions for this ?
Or should I bring it in and you can give me a quote ?
I wish to program a

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