I have a question about using ODrive as a replacement for stepper motor.
I’ve designed a CNC lathe and planned that it would use stepper motors but I have now found ODrive and really consider using it instead of steppers. I’ve calculated that using common microstepping of 3200 steps per revolution I would need 40 kHz step rate but the ODrive getting started guide says that maximum step rate is about 16 kHz.
In stepper motors microstepping is primarily used to make the movement smoother and to reduce vibration. This makes me think that it is not required when using BLDC motors. I would get enough resolution with only 400 steps per revolution.
Can I just set the counts_per_step variable to value that suits my needs and use full steps?