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Member Since: September 11, 2011

Country: United States



Maker, Robot builder, R/C plane, wood working

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Programming Languages

Java, C++



  • Re: demagnetization. I agree the article sounds like an ad but, never the less I have observed several Makers take apart motors and then have problems with them.
    Here is a link from Maris at GeckoDrives. He seems to indicate that the problem can sometimes be mechanical due to joint failure or heat. Now we have a mystery. http://cnczone.com/forums/stepper_motors_drives/89992-what_kills_stepper_motors.html

  • Here is a link to an article about demagnetization of Stepper motors. http://www.servorepair.com/servo_talk_sample.htm

  • You should not take apart a stepper motor. They become demagnetized when you do so. The results will be loss of torque and or failure to work.

  • I like Minibloq so far. I can program C but don’t know a lot about electronics yet. This program is helping me to learn it. I posted a video on youtube about it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnAm8S6k2z0

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