Overview

Stepper motors fall somewhere in between a regular DC motor and a servo motor. They have the advantage that they can be positioned accurately, moved forward or backwards one 'step' at a time, but they can also rotate continuously.

In this lesson you will learn how to control a stepper motor using your Arduino and the same L293D motor control chip that you used with the DC motor in lesson 15.

This guide was first published on Dec 20, 2012. It was last updated on Dec 20, 2012. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 04, 2015.