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Stepper motors or a BLDC servo motors? Which is better and when to use them.

Which is better, a stepper motor or a brushless DC (BLDC) servo motor like these from Teknic (Clearpath)? The short answer: It depends on your application. If you only need open-loop position control (no shaft position feedback), are on a … Continue reading

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Taking my vitamins.

I stopped in at a printer repair shop today and asked the store owner if he had any printers he was throwing out. He had plenty of old printers out back from which I chose a 10 year old cannon … Continue reading

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