DIY 3D printed stepper motor

in 3D Model, DIY, hacks by DP | 3 comments


Christopher Hawkins made this cool DIY 3d printed stepper motor:

This is a programmable stepper motor and driver that I made out of some nails, magnet wire, neodymium magnets, a digispark microcontroller, and a 3D printed piece that I designed around these things. My goal was to make something about the size of a business card that moved. You can’t exactly fit it in your wallet but it does indeed move. It just a first draft- there’s lots of room for improvement. It has a step angle of 15 degrees (although the way I’m driving it, it is 7.5 degrees.)

Via Hacked Gadgets.

Check out the video after the break.

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  1. Persons one day we will see the “vitamins” needed to make 3d printers could be reduced to magnets and coils. It is awesome to see 3d printed actuators like this.

    • Kyrre says:

      I have to say this is very nice work, but at the same time mention it is not an actuator.
      There is no output shaft. It is a pure formality however, very cool work!

  2. Talal says:

    Do you possibly have the CAD design of this prototype available? I want to try to make this at my school for a project.

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