I am planning to build a direct drive sim wheel system using SimuCUBE and an IONI driver. I have a bipolar stepper motor that I would like to use for the project.
(I know that stepper motors are not the best options for a DD wheel due to their operation principle and the higher cogging torque, but I had this motor before I decided to go for SimuCUBE, so I would use this if it is physically possible.)
My question is that can SimuCUBE with an IONI driver drive a bipolar stepper motor at all?
The Wiki page of the product is a bit confusing to me. It says that IONI driver can drive stepper motors in 3 different configuration (open loop, closed loop and serve), so this part is OK. Also, SimuCUBE board has 4 motor connectors and according to the Wiki page (https://granitedevices.com/wiki/Connecting_motor_to_SimuCUBE) 2 phase stepper motors can be connected. This suggests to me that I can use the motor I have. However, I can’t see any examples on the Wiki page and on the internet that a stepper motor has been used with SimuCUBE, all documentation refer to servo motors. Plus, I couldn’t find any wiring information for stepper motors to SimuCUBE.
So, could anybody please let me know if SimuCUBE HW can be used with stepper motors for DD Sim wheel application?
Thank you in advance.