Big Easy Driver Hookup Guide

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The Big Easy Driver gives you the capability to drive stepper motors that pull up to 2A/phase. This driver defaults to 16 step microstepping mode, and gives you control of motor speed and location.

Big Easy Driver

Big Easy Driver


Materials Required

To follow along with this tutorial, we recommend you have access to the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

You can either solder screw terminals or standard headers for attaching things to the Big Easy Driver. The best option for you will depend on your application.

Suggested Reading

If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, we recommend reviewing them before beginning to work with the Big Easy Driver.

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

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Motors and Selecting the Right One

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