my stepper motor is a 180 OzIn 8-Wire Stepper Motor and i dont know how to connect to the sidestep driver.(Diagram at bottom for Sidestep.) can any one post how I wire these I Don't understand very much.
threes 8 wires and only 6 connect spots on the driver. and two of them from what I see in diagram are power inputs.
There are two ways that you could wire up an 8-wire motor to the 4 terminals of a bipolar driver such as the one that you have.
Those two ways are shown in Figures 11 and 12 of the following document:
For your purposes, you can interpret the terminals shown in those figures, from top to bottom, as A+, A-, B+, and B- (as shown in your driver's spec sheet).
The choice of which of those two hookups to use depends on characteristics of both your motor and your driver.
Do you have any specs for your motor? For example, do you know the winding current ratings for "bipolar parallel" and/or for "bipolar series" hookup?
Do you have a spec for the winding inductance?
Does your motor spec sheet map the wire colors to coil diagrams such as the ones shown in those figures?
While I do not have any experience with the driver to which you linked, my best guess is that you will want to select the bipolar parallel hookup shown in figure 11.