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uStepper S line

A project in Aalborg, Denmark by ON Development IVS

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uStepper S line incorporates super silent stepper drivers, high resolution encoders and Arduino compatible MCU in a super slim design!
Backers: 136
Average Pledge Per Backer: kr1023 DKK

Funded: kr139,061 DKK of kr125,000 DKK
Dates: Aug 15th -> Sep 14th (30 days)
Project By: ON Development IVS
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Latest News

Electronics and Robotics Faire

September 13th - via:
During the campaign we got featured in a popular Danish electronics magazine mostly read by people in the electronics business. Besides getting an article and being on the front page, we also got to attend a large (in Danish eyes) Electronics and... (Read More)

Super cool application

September 12th - via:
We have been made aware of a super neat application perfectly suited for uStepper S and uStepper S-lite ! Source:  It's a linear actuator - running with a stepper motor of course :) So, if you have an application requiring a... (Read More)

Goal reached !

September 11th - via:
Yeah ! We made it ! Thank you for all your support so far - looks like we can bring both uStepper S-lite and uStepper S to life ! And what better way is there to celebrate this by showing off a fresh picture of the final (hopefully) prototype of... (Read More)

uStepper S10

September 11th - via:
We are moving close to deadline, and we still believe that we will reach our goal. We realize that we will not meet the S10 stretch goal though. But that doesn't mean that we are not going to work on a uStepper S10 - it will just delay the work and... (Read More)

Linear vs. Switch mode regulator

September 9th - via:
To evaluate the performance of the uStepper S-lite vs. uStepper S when loading the 5 V we did some stress test and thermal images :) The uStepper S-lite has an LDO, which is quite inefficient compared to a switch mode regulator, so allowable load on... (Read More)

Power connector choice

September 7th - via:
We were made aware of a missing info from one of our backers - the power connector option ! Like on the former uStepper, the uStepper S-lite and uStepper S will both have an option of either DC-jack or screw terminal for power connection - and of... (Read More)

uStepper Robot Arm documentation

September 5th - via:
One of the popular application examples that came out of the first Kickstarter campaign in 2015 is the uStepper Robot Arm ! Currently it's revision 3, but a 4th revision is almost ready and will be a good match for the uStepper S line boards and... (Read More)

uStepper S testing

September 4th - via:
We are now beginning to look into test of the uStepper S where Emil is making good progress on the coding. This enables us to make some initial performance tests, and one of those are the noise testing. The uStepper S, does as well as uStepper... (Read More)

uStepper S-lite batch ordered !

September 2nd - via:
The S-lite has been in development and under test for some months now. And it's of course all based on the knowledge we have gained through the last three years with the original uStepper. We have finished the design verification tests of the... (Read More)

Status from the student worker

August 31st - via:
Hi, my name is Emil, I am the student engineer working with Thomas and Mogens at uStepper.  I am currently studying to become an electrical engineer, at Aalborg University. I have always had a strong passion for electronics and programming, however,... (Read More)

Calling all backers !

August 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New brackets

August 29th - via:
One of our stretch goals concerns the injection moulding of a new cool mounting bracket ! New bracket - magnet and permanent mount in one ! We have finished the design and have a couple of 3D printed prototypes (SLA printed) for testing the concept.... (Read More)

Free shipping - change reward

August 28th - via:
Hi ! We decided to make shipping free on all rewards of 6 or more uStepper S line products. Because of Kickstarters way of doing things, we are not allowed to change shipping to 0 for rewards that already have backers... So, we have made a "new"... (Read More)

Pledge for 6 or more, and get FREE shipping !

August 28th - via:
We know that the shipping costs from Denmark are quite high - we struggle a bit with that on our shop at also... So, we have decided to make shipping FREE for all rewards with 6 or more uStepper S line products ! Best regards, Team... (Read More)

Need for Speed?

August 26th - via:
Thanks to the Trinamic drivers on the uStepper S line boards, resonances are reduced, and higher speeds can be achieved. Of course torque decreases when speed increases, which is to be expected for any motor type :)   Speed/Acceleration curve for... (Read More)

Good Vibrations

August 24th - via:
To see how good the new uStepper S line boards behaves compared to the "old" uStepper, we did a vibration test besides the noise test in one of the former updates. S-lite vibration test And we believe that the result is quite clear ! Resonances are... (Read More)

uStepper Robot Arm repeatability test

August 23rd - via:
Hi ! Yesterday we posted an update with a uStepper S-lite repeatability test - which seems to not wanna play here on Kickstarter...  To see it, please visit our YouTube channel HERE ! Now, while we are at repeatability tests, we did one on our new... (Read More)

Reaching the S10 goal

August 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

uStepper S-lite repeatability test

August 22nd - via:
uStepper S line benefits from the high precision encoder when repeatability is a must !  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Repeatability test We did a quick test, to show the... (Read More)

A little more details about testing

August 21st - via:
So, yesterday we showed you test-jig which is still under construction. Today we will tell a bit more about what and how we test. Raw test PCB  We have designed a dedicated test PCB as a shield for an Arduino Mega. This will enable us to design a... (Read More)

Testing... Testing...

August 20th - via:
We are getting ready for our automated testing of the uStepper S-lite and uStepper S. Our first take on the test-jig is beginning to look like something ! Test Jig for uStepper S-lite and uStepper S As we have mentioned in the campaign, we do a full... (Read More)

uStepper S-lite testing

August 19th - via:
uStepper S is S for Silence and Smoothness ;)  But how much better is the new uStepper with its Trinamic driver then? We decided to do some stepper driver performance tests alongside the functional board tests. Test setup for noise test  A simple... (Read More)

Articles and posts

August 17th - via:
uStepper S line is mentioned a lot of places on the net. One of those are the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) were there is an article about us and uStepper S line. The article is in danish - so the audience is limited :) LINK But if you are up to... (Read More)

24h status

August 16th - via:
Horray! First 24h passed and 20% funded ! We are excited about the support from all of you :) Help us reach the 100% goal or even some of the stretch goals by spreading the word about this campaign ! Once again, thanks for the support so far ! Best... (Read More)

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