Progess is being made. I kind of dead bugged a LM317T onto the side of the shield. It creates a regulated 13V rail that will power all of the drivers. I also switched out all of the drivers for new chips that I had just got from digikey. At first 4 of the 6 commutation stages were working, but then I discovered one of the resistors was not soldered to the board and that solved the issue. Currently I am cycling through the 6 commutation stages with 100 millisecond delay between each stage. Here is a short video.