Things you can make from an old DVD drive #2 – Step a stepper mo…
In this episode I have disassembled the head motor assembly and fitted the two stepper motors to a block of wood so that I can play about with them. All I have done is extended the wires to a breadboard so that I can manually step the motors using a couple of AA batteries.
Thomas Kim does a good series of videos on using stepper motors. Here is an example https://youtu.be/yD4YEwG-3VA
and another https://youtu.be/-NpzRkXfn3Y
If I can find some suitable motors I may try some of his ideas in another video some time.
Here is my video https://youtu.be/n83utWnYCVE testing a driver board I bought on eBay which includes an infrared remote control. I also had a question from somebody else about making one from scratch and I gave them a link to one of Thomas Kim's videos on the subject that you might find interesting https://youtu.be/Vc2XRVJ9n1o.
Internal DVD drive assembly
block of wood
2 AA batteries in a suitable holder
Tags: dvd components