Thursday, November 23, 2006

Floppy drive stepper motor

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to rescue a stepper motor from a busted floppy drive. My plan is to somehow control this motor using my computer's parallel port. Right now, I have my floppy drive open and I'm trying to understand how I'll connect the stepper to my parallel port. Stay tuned... :D


Anonymous said...

Hi Ashish,
I was very curious about this 'experiment' so I read those two articles and I decided to do it by my own. I connected a 1K resistor and a green LED in series from pin 2 to 25 , I wrote a simple C++ program to switch it ON and OFF, and it works fine. The only problem is that the LED light is not very bright. Did it happend to you? Which resitor values did you use? maybe lower than 1k?

thanks a lot and keep on doing such a great stuff!


Ashish Derhgawen said...

Hi Juan,

Thanks for the kind words. :)

You should use a resistor lower than 1k. Try something between 470 - 680 ohms. Hope this helps...

Keep visiting,
Ashish :)

... said...

hey juan i can i have ur email id and the C++ program that u made for this one