Questions tagged [motor]

Without qualification 'motor' is usually taken to mean a rotary electromechanical motor, typically either a brushed or brushless design.

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Robot - Wall Avoiding (Plinko Robot)

I am looking to build a robot that will travel and zig-zag down the hallway.It will be headed towards a wall at roughly 45 degrees and then use a IR LED to detect when a wall is nearby. From there, ...
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DC motor modelling with Bond Graph

I am trying to construct an equation that describes the output torque as a function of lambda and omega I have obtained the following bond graph but I am unsure of how to proceed.
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gear motor with encoder and Arduino Uno

I'm working on a project where using a gear motor with an encoder and an Arduino Uno. I have not done Arduino in a long time and am struggling getting it to do what I want. If you look at the wiring ...
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How to calculate what motor I need to move weight

I'm working on a project trying to make some electric roller curtains. I can use 2 motors on this curtain, on each side to lift and pull down the curtain. Pulling down the curtain requires not as much ...
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Can't run DC Motor with Arduino and Adafruit Motor Shield

I'm very new with Arduino and Adafruit and I'm trying to get a DC motor running with my Adafruit Motor Shield V2.3, but it's not running. I have connected the motor to the right terminal (M3). I'm ...
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Smart Servo Motor Type Comparison

I have been using the standard MG90/SG90 servo motors for years now and am familiar with them. Recently, I am trying to build a robot dog with them with no success. The motors keep on vibrating and ...
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Voltage not registering when motor is connected?

I'm trying to fix my kid's power wheel. When you press the gas pedal, nothing happens. I took it apart and checked everything. I noticed that when I disconnect the wires from the motor and check them ...
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Determining required torque for DC motor

How to determine the required torque while choosing a DC motor? Here is a simple scenario. Think of a 4WD or 2WD vehicle. The max load the vehicle will have is 100kg. Q1. How do I determine 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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Robot dynamic control

This can be a basic question but according to my knowledge I don’t know answer. We can use control system theories to control the position of motor. Considering two motor joint leg it can model and ...
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Are rotary encoders necessary for holonomic mecanum drive?

I'm making a robot which is going to have a holonomic mecanum drive. The doubt that I'm having is that should I use rotary encoders for doing so. The bot will be manually controlled so would it be ...
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How to use thrust bearing with shaft?

I know how to use radial bearings, e.g. ball bearings with shaft. But no matter how much I googled I didn't find any proper clear way to use thrust/axial bearing with shaft. I downloaded the thrust ...
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Kinect V2 (Arm/Hand Reading) to G-Code

I am very new to this space and would greatly appreciate some clear guidance. I have a Raspberry Pi 3, Arduino Mega 2560+Shield, and Kinect v2 + PC USB cable adapter. I am currently building the ...
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Issues with the dual VNH2SP30 motor carrier and 131:1 metal gearmotor 37Dx73L mm w/ 64 cpr encoders

For a while now I have been trying to build my own robotic platform, kind of like a turtlebot. However, I have kept running into an issue with controlling the motors. My main controller for sensor ...
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Mechanism to oscillate a human leg?

I'm working on creating a robotic device capable of oscillating an adult human leg using the knee as pivot, being able to constrain the amplitude of oscillation by controlling the mechanism with a ...
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mbed dc motor speed control using optocoupler encoder

i have been playing with mbed since few week ago and would like to create a test program for dcmotor speed control. im using a 24V dc motor with encoder attach.. then test, at first i test with ...
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How does the "rated torque" for a gear relate to the maximum torque?

I have just sized the DC motors I want to use (corresponding to my robot and its intended applications - my figures include a 50% uncertainty factor to account for friction in reducers and other ...
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Actuation of three reciprocating blades via conversion of rotary to linear

Sorry if this is out of robotics, but this seemed the closest. A motor has to be used to rotate three cranks. They are in the same plane, but each should not run at the same time. Only one that ...
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How to measure an optical encoder resolution and gear ratio?

I've bought a DC geared motor with an optical encoder. The vendor didn't provide specification. I can read MITSUMI M25N-2R-14 2241 and 25GA-370-12V-330RPM on the motor. There are some pages on the ...
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Required motor torque for a small boat

What: We are building a small boat made of a special paper foam soaked in glue and epoxy. It is aproximinatley 40 cm long and 15 cm wide. Very light. We aim to transport a single can of beer at the ...
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How to drive a motor by Python

I need to drive any small motor (with small delay) by Python without low level programming. What hardware and software I need? Does "Robot Mesh Studio" fit for this? I want to make a robotic ...
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Connect LiPo battery to Arduino Motor Driver Shield for RC Boat

Thanks for taking the time reading this question! It is greatly appreciated. What are we doing We (two complete noobs) are building a remote controlled boat from scratch using Arduino compatible ...
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Motor Drive Sizing Drive continuous current / motor continuous stall current Ratio

I have a question about the ratio of the drive continuous current / motor continuous stall current. I read that a good ratio between these values is around 2, but cannot find an explanation why. I ...
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I’m not sure how to calculate the torque of a tank chassis what values do I need?

So I plan to build a robot-tank thing. It’s max weight will be 35kg and it’s driving wheel will have a radius of 0.05m. Those are the two values I know for certain and there will be no gears between ...
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Find viscous friction for DC motor transfer function

How do I find the viscous friction for my DC motor without measuring the input current and output torque. I have to do a theoretical model on simulink and can't find any answers on how to find it
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Motor failure detection and compensation in quadcopter

I need to perform some analysis on motor failure detection and compensation in quadcopter. I have been using PX4+Gazebo for 3 months and recently found that it does not include motor failure detection ...
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Frame Rotation to Motor Displacement

I have the following problem: I have an x,y,z reference frame that is to be rotated around its x-axis and around its y-axis. Three axial motors Mp,Mq,Mr (120 deg apart) are responsible for these ...
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How to create a jumping mechanism for a small robotic car?

I have to create a jumping mechanism for a small robotic car and was thinking about using a spring mechanism to do so. However, due to dimensions (16cmx8cm) and mass constraints (below 200g) I cannot ...
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Need help regarding electromagnetic suspension implementation

I an trying to implement an electromagnetic suspension system on model/small scale (like the bose suspension system in this video: https://youtu.be/3KPYIaks1UY). Upon doing some research on this topic,...
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Why to seal a motor shaft, or the whole motor, for underwater ROV?

I just finished a competition for underwater robots. The water is about 40-50cm in depth and 90% of the designs just exposed the thrust motors completely in the water similar to the picture below and ...
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Motor driver PWM frequency

What can happen to the motor driver if I give input PWM frequency more than the rated(capacity)? I'm using Maxon motor with specifications: Operating on 24V Speed: 600 RPM Nominal Torque: 21 Kg-cm
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Removing the motor from a 2.5" HDD for controls project

I have a project that requires an extremely high rotation rate motor, and I have a 2.5" HDD that I'd like to take the motor out of. I chose a 2.5" HDD for lightweighting reasons and for the drive ...
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Can I apply a common voltage to a high speed running DC motor to stop it? Will it damage the DC motor?

I decelerate the velocity of my robot very quickly by applying a common voltage (eg. 24V to both the terminals using Motor driver) to the DC motors. Given, the motor is running at a very high speed ...
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Torque calculation for a shaft end effector

I would like to calculate the max torque and the rpm to select the right motor. the application does not require a very fast rotation speed (rpm) however it should be accurately controlled. I ...
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Moving clock arms individually

I have as project to build something like this ( using arduino if possible ): http://clockclock.com The one modelization that came across my mind is to take 2 sticks ( as clock arms ) and command ...
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Which motor is suitable for generating a constant pressure on objects?

I want to build a simple arm that can generate a pressure on a small object (a force of 50-100 gram is enough) and let go of it very quickly. Which motor can be used for this?
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Servo malfunction

Summary I am making an automatic door for my chickens including a servo motor. In the process I actually shorted my 5V from my Arduino. The servo is powered by external batteries and only gets its ...
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Tetrix Prizm and ROBOTC

I am currently trying to find if its possible to program a Tetrix Prizm motor controller with ROBOTC? Because I have an EV3 brain connected with the Prizm to a robot assembly with two motors, and I ...
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motor controlled lazy susan

I'm trying to figure out an easy lazy susan setup. This is for video production, I want to be able to put an object on the platter and get a smooth consistent turn in order to shoot the object ...
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L298N driver takes too much current

I'm using L298N motor driver to spin stepper motor (42BYGHM809). When connecting it to batteries(2*9v), the batteries heats up after few minutes and stop working, and when connecting it to power ...
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Calculating motor power and motor needs for 200 lbs load

I'm trying to make a load carrying robot which will follow a line and will have capacity to carry 200 lbs on concrete surface. What should be the horsepower for electrical motor to handle this on 0 ...