I’m starting out on my first project, a microscope with various 3D printed body parts and a stepper motor, driver and Raspberry Pi board and associated 8MP camera.
This is the link to the microscope on Thingiverse. Unfortunately the parts list and instructions are not exactly comprehensive but I’ve been able to figure out most of it.
I want to use a Small Reduction Stepper Motor - 5VDC - this will fit the 3D printed housing and will move the microscope in the Z-axis. I believe the driver board they are using for it is the Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HAT for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit.
My question/problem is: I don’t have much clue about electronics and/or soldering nor do I own a soldering iron. Can I use a different driver board that doesn’t require soldering i.e. ‘plug-and-play’ that will work with the above stepper motor? It doesn’t necessarily have be HAT but I suppose it would be neater.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.