Stepper motor control example
using L298N and Stm32 Nucleo-64

For this stepper motor control example we are going to be using this hardware:

Download the STL file as well as STEP and solidworks project of the amt103 mount on the nema17 used in the images and the Youtube video here.

Connecting everything together

Here is an example of the connection scheme using the L298N and Nucleo-64:


  • Channels ENA and ENB are connected to pins 7 and 8
  • Channels IN1, IN2, IN3 and IN4 are connected to the pins 5, 6, 9, 10
  • Common ground is connected in between nucleo and L298N
  • 12V power-supply is connected directly to the driver


  • Channels A and B are connected to the pins A0 qnd A1
  • Index channel is not used in this example but you cqn easily modify this example to support it


  • Motor phases A1, A2, B1and B2 are connected directly the motor connectors of the L298N chip.

Full Arduino code

#include <SimpleFOC.h>

// Stepper motor instance
StepperMotor motor = StepperMotor(50);
// Stepper driver instance
StepperDriver4PWM driver = StepperDriver4PWM(5, 6, 9, 10,  8, 7);

// encoder instance
Encoder encoder = Encoder(A1, A2, 2048);
// channel A and B callbacks
void doA(){encoder.handleA();}
void doB(){encoder.handleB();}

// commander interface
Commander command = Commander(Serial);
void onMotor(char* cmd){ command.motor(&motor, cmd); }

void setup() {

  // initialize encoder sensor hardware
  encoder.enableInterrupts(doA, doB); 
  // link the motor to the sensor

  // choose FOC modulation
  motor.foc_modulation = FOCModulationType::SpaceVectorPWM;

  // power supply voltage [V]
  driver.voltage_power_supply = 12;
  // link the motor to the sensor

  // set control loop type to be used
  motor.controller = MotionControlType::torque;

  // controller configuration based on the control type 
  motor.PID_velocity.P = 0.2;
  motor.PID_velocity.I = 20;
  motor.PID_velocity.D = 0;
  // default voltage_power_supply
  motor.voltage_limit = 12;

  // velocity low pass filtering time constant
  motor.LPF_velocity.Tf = 0.01;

  // angle loop controller
  motor.P_angle.P = 20;
  // angle loop velocity limit
  motor.velocity_limit = 50;

  // use monitoring with serial for motor init
  // monitoring port
  // comment out if not needed

  // initialise motor
  // align encoder and start FOC

  // set the initial target value = 2;

  // define the motor id
  command.add('M', onMotor, "motor");

  // Run user commands to configure and the motor (find the full command list in
  Serial.println(F("Motor commands sketch | Initial motion control > torque/voltage : target 2V."));

void loop() {
  // iterative setting FOC phase voltage

  // iterative function setting the outter loop target
  // velocity, position or voltage
  // if tatget not set in parameter uses variable

  // user communication;