how to use stepper motor for differential drive [closed]

asked 2017-08-02 09:07:18 -0500

Michael_Talmage gravatar image

updated 2017-08-02 11:32:33 -0500

Iam trying to use 2 stepper motors as a differential drive with an arduino but iam lost as this is not something i have done before any help that i can get would be greatly appreciated Iam trying to get it to interface with the navigation stack but it doesnt allow for steppers

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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant. Please see for more details. by jarvisschultz
close date 2017-08-02 11:14:04.941072


This question really has nothing to do with ROS. Perhaps try Or maybe an open source project like the ePuck could serve as some inspiration.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2017-08-02 11:16:20 -0500 )edit

As long as you have a robot that can listen to a twist message and follow that command, publish an odometry message, and support a planar laser scanner, then you can run the navigation stack on your robot.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2017-08-03 10:54:05 -0500 )edit

If you are using stepper motors, you just need to make sure that your interface between the ROS computer and the steppers (microcontroller, industrial stepper controllers, whatever) supports these requirements.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2017-08-03 10:55:15 -0500 )edit