Anyone using steppers + silent stepper driver (i.e. TMC2208) instead of NOISY servos???
Why does everyone seem to be using servo motors for position control when running object tracking scripts on their robots?? Servos are so noisy.. I feel like steppers are the way to go. Stepper drivers like the TMC2208 can be controlled via UART and are super quiet. People are using them in their 3D printers to run them VERY quietly. Why cant I find any info on running them in conjunction with object tracking in robotics?
I want to start with building a simple turret that has a single stepper motor for rotational axis controlled via UART connection from a Jetson Nano or OpenMVCamH7 running an object tracking script. I want PID control of the motor position so that it is smooth and keeps the object being tracked by the camera in the middle of the frame. Has anyone done this? Im not familiar with UART communication so im not sure how to send commands directly to the TMC2208 to make it move the motor.
I would appreciate any help or insight!