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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Max motor voltage for RoboClaw controller

The RoboClaw data sheet from ServoCity mentions various current limits, but what about voltage? Can I run a 110 Vdc treadmill motor?
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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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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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Making a motor controlled joint passive

Anyone know of a good (and economical) way to make a motor controlled arm become a passive link on trigger? That is, the joint can be active (motor controlled) or passive (rotate freely). The tip of ...
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Calculate the inertia matrix of complex robotic mechanism

Motor, irregular rigid body of Different materials Forming a single robotic. For example, Industrial robot, every geometric shape of the link is very complex. But we can find inertia matrix form CAD ...
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For robot wheel control : Brushless DC motor or Servo Motor?

Simply, when to use brushless dc motor and when to use Servo Motor ? what are the differences , specially when adding an encoder to the dc motor you can have the position and it will be similar to ...
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Buying DC motors with fitting gears

I want to try a little project with an arduino controlled crossbow turret. Therefore I need some motors to move the turret and gears. Since this is my first try on such a project I am very unsure on ...
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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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How to control 6v micro solenoid from arduino

I want to control this solenoid from Arduino, but I am confused which transistors, resistors and diodes to choose. I have seen a lot of tutorials about controlling solenoid from Arduino, but all of ...
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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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What is the motor that move like an elbow called

I'm trying to make wings that fold in and open. I want to have the joint of the wing controlled by a motor of some sort but I don't know what I'm looking for is called.
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Motor vs weight

I hope someone can help me out with please. Revolving platform on rollers. weight 800kg. Add car that parks on top . Weight 2000kg Total weight 2800kg to be rotated. 6x dc motors pushing against the ...
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How to get constant motor RPM regardless of battery voltage?

I have a brushless motor with a propeller attached, driven by an ESC and a LiPo battery. I noticed that as the battery level drops, the motor spins slower, which makes sense. My question is is it ...
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Relation between Power, Weight & Speed

Motor I am going to use these 100rpm 12Volt Motor supplied Power given below. Surface Surface will be Plain Wooden. Area of contact between 6 Tyre and surface would be maximum of 4cm2 in total. Use ...
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Why my stepper motor doesn't move when I attach a blade?

I wanted to use the NEMA 17 stepper to drive a blade/flapper that I have custom made for some physical application.As soon as I tighten the screw,the motor stops rotation in the usual way. Don't have ...
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Harmonic drives in hobby projects

After a fair bit of research into industrial robot arms I've learned that a lot of them use components like harmonic drives and sometimes cycloidal gearboxes. Two main questions: How feasible are ...
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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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What mechanical parts can be attached to DYJ48 stepper motor?

Sorry I am asking a mechanical question here, but, after all, where else people have experience with using motors? If there is a better forum for this, please do guide me. Everywhere I've seen online,...
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What are the different types of electric motors?

I am beginning to learn about the hardware aspect of robotics, and in order for a lot of this new information to be useful to me (whether on this site or elsewhere) I will need a basic understanding ...
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How can I attach an arm to a double-flat drive stepper motor?

This is my first robotics experience, outside of one class 10 years ago. I've been Googling this question for about an hour but I can't find an answer! I'm using a ROHS Step Motor 28BYJ-48 (with an ...
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Please help me with stall property of gear motor

i have read a spec. about gear motor and it shows that Stall: 9-13 Nm torque 25A max Per my understanding Stall torque is the maximum torque that can be applied to the shaft and cause the ...
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Should I use an arduino to control my balancing robot's motors?

I'm building a 2-wheel balancing robot from old parts. DC motors from an old printer, wheels from a BBQ, bodywork from an old optical drive etc. The brain of the robot is a Raspberry Pi 3. I'm using ...
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Why can't motors be as elegant as human muscles? Why do we have to use electromagnetism to create movement?

Pretty much as the title says. Why isn't it possible to build motors as microscopically and simply as they're built in humans? Why can't we recreate electronic nerves and muscles?
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How many encoders should I have?

I'm planning a robot vehicle and plan to get one or more motors that have encoders built in. How many encoders do I need I really need in order to gather solidly accurate information about speed ...
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What are the equations of a s-curve position path?

I have a decoupled mechatronic system with two motors. I want for each motor to give a s-curve path as reference. You can see in the image below the position path, velocity and acceleration. All ...
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PID loop to control motor velocity with disturbances

I am trying to use a PID loop to control a motor. This is my first attempt at creating a PID loop (really just a PI loop). There doesn't exist a model for this system, and I don't know how to create ...
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Programming an ESC to have reverse mode

How do you program an ESC to have a reverse mode? We're looking to control an ESC from a servo board (for a robotics project). Assuming that the input will be between 0 and 255, we're looking for 127 ...
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Quadrature encoder signal from dc motor is very noisy

I'm starting out with robotics, got my first DC gear motor with quadrature encoder (https://www.pololu.com/product/2824): I ultimately plan to hook it up to a motor driver connected to a Tiva ...
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How can I stream Kinect V2 tracking data from PC to Raspberry Pi 3 through WiFi?

I'm currently working with Kinect v2. I can do all sort of stuff on PC with it. What I want to do next is, to get the data I want on PC and control the Raspberry Pi with that data (for example, I will ...
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Power systems design for a vehicle

I'm designing a system to power up my vehicle with 12vDC and I have 8 motors each draws 25A at max and they are not expected to work always at the same time, meaning that in the maximum case 6 of them ...
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Is there a way to use a single dc motor output for two different loads?

Is there a way to use a single dc motor output for two different loads (by using gears, relays etc) ? Please see the illustration below: To clarify the illustration, I get the dc motor power at "...
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Best way to estimate velocity of motor with encoder

I'm designing a PMSM controller with the motor has an optical encoder, so I can get position information from the motor. But how to measure the velocity of the motor. Now, my design is to calculate ...
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Tamiya Dual Gearbox attached to an Arduino Uno Board

I'm building a robot that uses the arduino uno microcontroller, and the tracks system is run by the tamiya 70168-Double-Gearbox-Kit. Each Tamiya motor only uses 3V which is fine but it seems the ...
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How can I detect if a DC motor on a robot is starting to fail?

What characteristics can I look for which could be reliable early warning signs that a DC motor on my robot, say one used for the drive, could be failing? I'm looking for an answer that deals in terms ...
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Raspberry Pi Robot Car won't drive straight, right wheel is faster [duplicate]

My Raspberry Pi car bot will not drive straight at all. After examining and listening to the two motors, I noticed that the right wheel is a lot faster. I have matching wheels and the same code ...
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Will a change of motor driver improve motor performance?

I have this motor, from datasheet it works on the 6-12V range and has a no load current of 0.52A, and a stall current of 20A. I want to test the motor before buying an expensive motor driver. I have ...
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project to create a lighter wall [duplicate]

We are working in a project to help blind people cross the street alone .so ,Can I create a Virtual reality wall or a holographic 3d one that is visible in the Street and in all day times ?? ( morning ...
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Need super-basic help with motor encoder

So I have this motor: https://www.servocity.com/23-rpm-hd-premium-planetary-gear-motor-w-encoder and this motor shield for my arduino uno: https://www.pololu.com/docs/pdf/0J49/...
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What propeller to use for in-pipeline robot?

Currently im working on an in-pipeline inspection robot that can navigate through narrow pipeline. My design is to use a propeller at the back to push the robot forward. The front part of the robot ...
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Calculating torque required to rotate a platform

I am trying to spec out a motor's torque required to rotate a platform about an axis. This diagram makes it better to understand(it's like a rotisserie): Dimensions are in cm: I have an arbitrary ...
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Robotic Arm Senior Capstone. Electronics/Controls/Sensors Questions

I am a mechanical engineering student currently working on my senior capstone. My team of all MechEs has to build a robotic "arm" where the arm is really just a link/bar of aluminum. The thing we ...
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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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Calculate torque required to rotate and hold a platform

I wish to rotate a rectangular platform about its length. It is attached to a shaft that runs through the length of the platform at width/2. How can I compute the torque of the motor required to ...
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Rover style robots with less motors than wheels

In all of the designs that I have seen for rockie bogie suspensions, each wheel has a separate motor. Can a rover be driven with less motors? Does each wheel need to spin independently?
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DC geared motors or leadscrew and motor for joints

I'm trying to build a quadruped robot. I studied dynamics and to get an idea, I read and watched papers and videos related to robots like ALof and StarlETH and some more. But since this is my first ...
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How to calculate the current consumed by a brushless motor on a quadcopter

I want to create a virtual quadcopter model, but I am struggling to come up with a satisfying model for the brushless motors & props. Let's take an example, based on the great eCalc tool: Let's ...
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Getting error on serial monitor when using serial controlled motor

I am using this motor in a robotic arm. I wanted to move it to a position and the position was provided via an input but I am getting errors on Serial Monitor. Initially when I tried this , name of ...
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Mobile robot speed synchronization for straight line moving

I would like to build a simple mobile robot with differential wheels, and I am currently design the wheel speed controller. After reading some papers, I noticed that to realize a straight line moving, ...
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Controlling a dc servo with serial communication

I am going to buy this motor :- https://robokits.co.in/motors/encoder-dc-servo/faulhaber-coreless-17w-encoder-motor-120rpm-pid-dc-servo-drive?zenid=im3bp6grppt2f2ofdo2r6pq5c2 The datasheet of its ...
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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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