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How to troubleshoot a TMC2208 stepper motor controller based 4WD?

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TMC2208 Stepper driver replacement with A4988 Trouble – Stackoverflow.com, Asked 10 months ago Modified 9 months ago Viewed 338 times

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Part 1 – Introduction

  1. Appendix B, C shows that A4988 and TMC2208 are not 100% pin to pin compatible. So TMC2208 cannot plug and play into a A4988 socket. Some modification to A4988 hardware and software (AccelStepper Library) must be made.

References

(1) Kuman A4988 CNC Stepper Motor Driver Board for Arduino – Amazon

(2) A4988 3D Printer CNC Drive Expansion Board for Arduino – AliExpress

(3) AccelStepper library for Arduino

(4) Generate stepper-motor speed profiles (acceleration and deceleration ramp) in real time – David Austin

Appendices

Appendix A – Quad A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Board

Appendix B – A4988 Pinout

A4988 Control Signals Summary

~Sleep, Step, MS1, MS2, MS3, DIR, ~Enable, ~Reset

Appendix C – TMC2208 Module Pinout

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