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I recently bought the Adafruit Stepper Motor Hat, installed the software as per the instructions, and while it works flawlessly when running the DC motor, it will only turn the stepper motor in one direction. I honestly have no idea where to look for the problem - is is possible to hook up a stepper motor so that it will only run in one direction?

Update - I am using the Lightobject EMOT-42HSM03 NEMA 17 42HSM03 Stepper Motor, Dual Shaft motor

  • We can only guess, as you have provided no details of the stepper, no details of how you have connected the stepper, and no details of the software you are using.
    – joan
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 20:46
  • I am away from it now - photos coming soon Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 20:52

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It turns out the motor was defective, not sure how, but I have tried several others and it works like a charm.

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