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Brushless motor is kind of DC motor. It is also called BLDC Motors (Brush-Less Direct Current Motors).

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Running a dc motor with limited current

I am trying to understand something about the motor I want to use for my robot and I am hoping for your help. I have two DC motors to run a differential drive robot. Each of the motors has the specs ...
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What other BLDC form factors are out there and similar to Pancake style BLDCs?

What other form factors of BLDC motors are there which I should consider? I need to try to stay as compact as possible in at least one axis (like is accomplished by a pancake motor). I specifically ...
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ROS Odometry in Brushless motors without encoders

I have some experience building robots on ROS using brushed motors with encoders for a closed loop control. However after coming across brush less motors, they seem to have more torque to weight ratio ...
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High speed, high precision motors for a Spherical Parallel Manipulator

As the title says, I am looking for motors suitable for my Spherical Parallel Manipulator. The Spherical Parallel Manipulator will have a camera (likely a DLSR) mounted to it. The motors need to be ...
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ESC's get armed, spins briefly and then stops

My team is building an AUV using a Pi4. We are using 1000KV 12-24V brushless motors and 30A Brushless ESCs. We are running the motors currently with python using pigpio. The code I have now can arm ...
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Can’t get it all put together

I’m building a small hobby robot- here’s the parts I’ve got: 3 x 5 V brushless DC motors 3 x ESCs 3 digital voltage regulators RC MC6C transceiver 1 x 5 V battery 1 x 12 V battery WAGO Clip thingies ...
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How to detect the position in a linear actuator?

I was planning on 3D printing my own 30 cm stroke length 3D printed linear actuator and I don't know how I could read its position, or tell it to go say to 16.5 cm. I used this video, 3D Printed ...
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How to get ultra smooth BLDC velocity control (Netflix robotic project)

We've been working on this for quite some time, let me share what we have tried: Multiple motors (skewed magnet, 24 pole, in-runner, outrunner) Multiple encoders (14-bit optical, 40K CPR optical, 19-...
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Will increasing voltage on brushless DC motor increase torque, if speed is kept constant?

I have a brushless DC motor that takes as input voltage 12-60V. If I want to drive the motor at a constant RPM, will increasing the voltage also increase the torque? For example, if I drive the motor ...
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How to design a representative drive cycle based on speed, acceleration, and torque requirements?

I recently came across the topic of "drive cycle design". I would like to learn more about this as I delve into motor and RC vehicle design. Given: the RC vehicle must achieve 25mph max/...
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DRV8833 Motor driver connected to four raspberrypi zero V1.3 GPIO pins causes motor movement to fluctuate despite setting all pins to OFF

I have a raspberrypi zero V1.3 which I connected to multiple DRV8833 motor drivers. the DRV8833 chip is a motor driver that allows bidirectional movement of brushless motors by setting the two pins ...
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Electric scooter motor

Can a 240w motor comfortably drive an electric scooter weighing net 56kg (gross weight c120kg) at 45km/hr? I don’t get clear answers when I ask dealerships about why one advertised scooter has a motor ...
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Q: Motor sizing for reeling application

I would like to ask for some help. My application is regulation of vertical speed of the camera, which is mounted on winding/unwinding reel. The camera follows the object (which moves vertically). The ...
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Vex Robotics- Falcon 500

I need two motors powerful enough to accelerate a 200 lbs robot at 10 ft/s^2. From doing the calculations, I know I am looking for a two 430 watt motors. I found the Falcon 500 motor on vex robotics ...
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How to avoid oscillations caused by backlash in position control?

I am working with a ball screw mechanism driven by a brushless dc motor with an encoder mounted on the load side. We are using a PID position controller with tuning settings by optimization however ...
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Efficient control for BLDC 3-phase motor with BEMF using Arduino (Atmega328pb)

Working on developing efficient code for driving a BLDC 3-phase motor with BEMF feedback using Atmega328pb, The code is based (as a starting point) on this tutorial: Link The basic understanding is to ...
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How much weight can this DC motor carry?

I'm trying to make a RC Car with a total weight around 1kg. It will be 4-wheel drive with differential drive algorithm. The count of motors will be 4 DC motors simply. I have chosen the following ...
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Building a wired remote control car using a raspi and drone motors

I have a small raspi controlled remote control car using regular drone motors such as these ones and tried using this 60w power supply unit that can be downregulated to 3v and connected everything ...
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How to control ESC from Arduino?

I have an Arduino Uno, 9 volt battery, ESC and a brushless outrunner motor. When connecting the motor straight to the battery the motor rotates once which is good but when using my Arduino code to ...
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Is it possible to control the speed of a hoverboard motor[BLDC motor] with a raspberry pi? If so, how?

In my project, I'm making a robot using two hover board motors, a motor control board such as this one: https://www.ebay.com/p/2242827374?iid=162674407600 and a raspberry pi. I've connected the motor ...
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wheeled vehicle forward velocity from RPM brushless data

I'm trying to hack an electric RC car with the goal to make it autonomous, as part of my PhD research. The mounted ESC is able to send back telemetry data, including the spinning velocity (in RPM) of ...
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Is it uncommon to use a gearbox with a brushless motor?

I've spent far too long this evening researching whether it's possible to clone a Starship; for my own amusement and/or to terrorise the neighbourhood. A Starship delivery robot, that is, not the ...
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Gimbal motor shaft

Does anyone know if a shaft can be pressed into a gimbal motor like this? Is the centre metal ring just the inner race of a ball bearing? The ring looks thicker on one side but thinner on another ...
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Do mobile robots use variable transmissions?

I've built a simple robot that can move. I'm using brushless motors. I've realized that at slow speeds the motors pull a lot of current. I didn't understand the power / current / efficiency charts ...
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Can I use 3 blades instead of 2 blades with the same pitch and dia to increase the thrust of my motor?

Can I use 3 blades instead of 2 blades with the same pitch and dia to increase the thrust of my motor? Will it burn my motor? or it will damage my ESC? Some motors are having high torque but low rpm, ...
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How should i select motor and blades for my Hexacopter?

I'm designing a fluid sprayer Drone (HEXACOPTER) for Agriculture as my college final year project. The capacity of the fluid spraying unit including fluid & Sprayer around 2kg. I don't know how to ...
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4 wheeled differential wheeled (skid-steer) robot steering problem

My question is about a square shaped differential wheeled robot, I built, that has a hub-motor (BLDC motor) attached to each corner, i.e., the wheels on the same side, either left or right, have the ...
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Calculate ticks with three encoders?

I have a question regarding calculating the ticks in a sensored BLDC. The BLDC has three hall effect sensors with slightly differing phasing and there are 30 magnets in 360 degrees of wheel rotation. ...
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Automatic forward and reverse Brushless Motor

The video Here shows a motor using rotational motion to move a load forward and then reverse back, without manually switching it to reverse. How can I program my brushless motor to operate like the ...
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Are all drone propellers compatible with all brushless motors?

I want to build a drone using these motors SunnySky X2212 KV1400 Brushless Motor For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor and these propellers DYNAM 2X RC Model Airplanes 9x5 Inch Nylon Propellers ...
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Am I calculating my drone's power consumption right?

I want to make an drone with these motors: https://www.amazon.com/XtremeAmazing-2200KV-Brushless-2212-6-helicopter/dp/B01M3UBGU9 1: First of all, are they good? If not, could you suggest me other ...
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What control circuit element will control an ESC while doing bench testing?

While doing bench testing of motor and prop combinations what simple device would I use in the circuit to properly control the ESC for the full range of power from 0% to 100% ? I have seen a few ...
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Quadcopter motors not spinning

I made a quadcopter with an Arduino and all connections are fine. When I arm it, the motors spin without props but when I connect the props and arm it, the motors spin for a second and stop. Can ...
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Why are brushless servos more common than steppers in Cobots?

Essentially every cobot I've worked with uses BLDCs instead of stepper motors in the joints. When searching for answers as to why I see a lot of posts that suggest one or the other, but nothing ...
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Electronic Speed Controller

What should be the specification of ESC that I should use for a 320KV 1820W brushless DC Motor?. Is it necessary to use an 80A ESC?, Basically, How can I choose the required ESC for a motor?
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Esc calibration

I want to make a calibration setup for BLDC ESC in the simulink model. I'm using arduino mega (3,9,10,11 pins) and quatro 30Ax4 esc. Normally I can set it to it's max, min, and incrementally increase/...
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Vertically moving robot

I want to build a 4WD robot that can travel vertically by pushing against opposite rails. The wheels push against the rails and generate friction, the robot moves upwards as the wheels rotate. This is ...
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State Space Model of Brushless DC

I am working on a project in which I want to use State Feedback Control to position control a BLDC motor in combination with a motor controller. I want to do this since translating time domain ...
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DJI E310 Thrust Coefficient

I am reading Denis M. Filatov et al.'s paper "Parameters identification of thrust generation subsystem for small unmanned aerial vehicles" (https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Parameters-...
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Doing a project for college for a manned drone theortically only

Weight of the Drone in total will be 240 Kg. It Will be a quad copter drone setup but with 8 rotors(two on each corner) for redundancy purpose. Aim is achieve Thrust/weight ratio of 2. So need total ...
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brushless motor as a servo

I would like to use(or control) a gimbal brushless motor like a servo meaning I want to control position not rotation speed. The position must be from 0 to 180 and 0 to -180 I will use an Arduino ...
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How does one setup an ESC to drive a wheel-hub motor?

I have 2x 350W wheel-hub motors taken from a self-balancing scooter, or hoverboard. My intention is to use the two of them to drive a homemade R2-D2. However, some difficulties have been encountered ...
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DC geared Motor 20 NM 25 RPM small dimensions. [closed]

My application requires a DC geared motor with torque of 10 NM - 20 NM and low speed (25 RPM at most) and a small dimensions (120 mm length at most). I failed to find my specs at eBay, and Alibaba ...
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Using brushless motors for very high torque

I'm currently building an robotic arm and I want the elbow joint to be comparable to a human one But here's the problem, electric linear actuators are too slow and have low torque, same goes with ...
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Is a larger Kv equivalent to more voltage?

I've been a fan of first person view drone Racing for years now and, in thinking of building a new quadcopter, I have a question I'm unable to resolve myself. Please correct me if I'm wrong: As i ...
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What is the typical weight distribution for a brushless motor?

Brushless motors, like regular motors, have different parts (commutator, stater, etc). What do these various parts weigh?
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Why the bldc motor not able to move my water boat?

I have a 1100kv brushless motor from dys with a propeller as shown. I have attached this motor to two pvc pipes joined together as shown and packed the electronics inside polyform to protect from ...
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Confirm my understanding on BLDC motors

This question assumes an ideal system with 100% efficiency. Lets say I have this propeller which if spun at 1000 RPM in water will need a 48 Watt motor to drive it. So I get a 1000 Kv 16V motor and ...
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Motor for DIY Electric skateboard

I've been planning to make an electric skateboard for a while now. All the tutorials that I have seen use brushless motors. However, where I live, its not possible to get the exact ones as shown in ...
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Brushless DC motor problems at high velocities

For a project we use a brushless DC (BLDC) motor. Everything works fine until we tried to reach high velocities. I will first explain my setup, and than explain our problems using some graphs. 1.0 ...
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