A retired mechanical engineer friend just brought me three crates of old steppers, servos, belts, chains, sprockets and all sorts of other bits and bobs. I feel like I am back in grade school with a brand new erector set!
I have built 2 V1 machines and have just followed the instructions step by step and plugged the different wires into the microcontroller boards but my understanding of how it all actually works is pretty limited.
I would like to buy a microcontroller or some sort of stepper/servo driver even if it is getting into the larger range of systems to start playing with making machines out of these parts but I really don’t know where to start.
Will the SKR pro board with the little drivers that are on board run these steppers? I assume they don’t have inputs for servo feedback?
How do I go about deciphering the stepper label and understanding what kind of control system I need?
Super thankful for all the you who have more experience than I do!