I have not build the PICStep yet, but I'm going to, and I have a few questions now so that I don't have to order more parts later and pay double shipping.
1) Noob question, Is there like a diagram of how to hook everything up? I plan on using the 4 axis breakout board recommended on his website. I know that there's a diagram on the 4 axis page:
but I still don't understand it. Isn't putting resistors in series with motors bad?
2) what are the pins next to the PIC for?
3) This isn't really on topic, but I don't want to make a new thread, How much torque for a motor should I get if the max weight of the material is 15 pounds (I might be over compensating), probably the hardest thing I'll ever use is aluminum or oak.