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How to detect when a stepper motor has stalled?

How can I detect when a stepper motor has stalled? A google search led me to some people who say that when the stepper motor stalls, the current spikes up, which is easily detectable with a Hall ...
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Will wiring a unipolar stepper to a bipolar stepper driver decrease the holding torque?

I have read that you can wire a unipolar stepper to a bipolar driver, which I have, by ignoring the two extra wires. One concern I have is whether connecting a unipolar stepper to a bipolar driver ...
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Software to control an Arduino setup with a timing belt and stepper motors

I would like to know what software is available to control a timing belt with stepper motors for arduino board.Much like how its done in 3d printing. But in this case i wont be making a 3d printer....