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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Excessive Heat Coming From Video Transmitter and Motor Electronic Boards

I'm building a quadcopter and I'm finding that certain electronic boards are heating up beyond what I believe the heat should be. In this case I hooked up the video transmitter and then tested it. ...
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BetaFlight sees motors working, but motors not spinning

I am using FlySky i6 Transmitter and a FS-iA6B receiver. I have it set up using PPM and BetaFlight recognizes the motors in the Receiver section. All the values adjust according to the toggles and ...
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What part do I need to bypass the gearbox of a hoveround motor? Helical splined hub?

I have an old powered wheelchair motor from a Hoveround. I have removed the gearbox and I would like to attach a lawnmower blade directly to the shaft. As you can see from the photo, it has 7 helical ...
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What motor features should I consider for automated blinds?

Not sure if this is the proper community, apologies if not. I'm wanting to start a DIY project at home to automate my blinds through Alexa. I'm comfortable with the tech from the microcontroller up, ...
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Power delivery issue for our human following robot project

We are very new in the game of robotics and we are dealing with a power delivery issue for our motors. We are using two 12V DC motors to give motion to our robot. We are using the L293D motor driver ...
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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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Controlling a servocity planetary motor?

I know this might sound like a stupid question, but I actually need help with this. So, I'm looking at this motor: https://www.servocity.com/2737-rpm-premium-planetary-gear-motor. I have a raspberry ...
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How to maximize stall torque of a motor

I'm looking to use 3-phase motor without gearbox for robotics application. It will always work at near stall situation never rotating more than 360deg. I'm looking for arrangement that will produce ...
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Control geared DC motor based on timing?

According to this video from Khan Academy about electronics of a DVD drive the position of the sled (which moves the reading head) is controlled by a geared DC motor by using only timing and one end-...
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Probably basic question about how control a DC motor

over the past weeks I was trying to figure out how use the information from hall sensor to control a DC motor. Basically this is the motor which I'm using: https://www.servocity.com/32-rpm-hd-premium-...
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How can I reduce vibration of motor pulley assembly?

My motor setup is vibrating too much for my intended project. Here are my assembled parts : ClearPath® - Integrated Servo System motor, p/n CPM-MCVC-2310S-RQN two Actobotics 15 Tooth, Flanged XL ...
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Using hall sensors to calculate position

I have a geared DC motor with hall speed sensors. I want to count signals from the sensor to get position of the motor. Hall sensor has resolution of 12 CPR. Gear ratio is 1:810, which means that I ...
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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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How much weight can DC Motor carry?

How much weight can following Brushed Motors carry together? 4X 12 Volt 100rpm supplied voltage => (5/17)*12 2X 12 Volt 100rpm supplied voltage => (7/17)*12 These motors are basically the wheels for ...
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How many stages necessary to stabilize position while controlling torque?

I'm assuming that since torque translates into acceleration, the basic transfer function from torque to position becomes $1/s ^ 3$ Does this mean that 3 pid controllers are required to properly ...
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unexpected inefficiency of a motor driver

I purchased one of these motor drivers and noticed that i was not getting as much time from my battery as i had expected. I tested the current draw when connecting my motor directly to the battery and ...
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Identifying the connector on a micro planetary gear motor

I have purchased a couple of nifty little planetary gear motors and would like to incorporate them into my next project. could anyone help identify whether the connector is a commonly used one an ...
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How to reduce the small free rotation/movement of a stepper motor shaft?

I was successful in running a 28BYj-48 stepper motor with 4096 steps per revolution. I am happy with the result. But there is a free movement of the motor shaft itself - you can move the motor shaft ...
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Scara robot design

I found this drawing on google photos: I don't understand why he used this part. Is it for reduction? What is its equation?
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Help with DC Gearmotor Specs

I need help understanding the specs of this RS Pro DC Geared Motor, Brushed, (RS: 238-9670). It has an operating range of 4.5-15V and a nominal voltage of 12V, so does that mean that it provides 0....
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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 ...
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How do i figure out how much thrust an 150cc Size Brushless Outrunner Motor will output with propellers? [duplicate]

I need to know this as i'm trying to figure out if two of these could lift approximately 170 pounds of wheight. And that's includig batterys and the motors.
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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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How to finely control a gear motor with encoder using Arduino/RPi?

I'm having trouble with getting this motor to work and could use some help/guidance, please. I have a micro gear motor with encoder which I got from ServoCity (https://www.servocity.com/90-rpm-micro-...
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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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How can I calculate speed and torque of stepper motor screw

I want to choose stepper motor screw with slider for use it to shift cube with side 5 cm and wight 250 g . I found this motor .. how can I calculate speed and torque of slider
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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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Suggestions for a rotational actuator [closed]

I am looking for a rotational actuator with high torque and one whose rotation angle can be controlled using the arduino control signals The project is an e-brake for an e-bike. Working mechanism ...
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Robot Position Control on Treadmill

Previous Question Hello, In continuation of my question above, I have another question. I have managed to control the speed of the treadmill using a PID and StevO mentioned to me how the scaling from ...
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How to open a coffin for halloween decoration?

Let me start by saying that I know nothing about robotics. My wife goes a little crazy with Halloween decorations. She judges success by how many children she can make cry. Last year I built her a ...
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Beach Cleaning Robot - Wheel Slip problem

I am building a beach cleaning robot. I am having problems with it moving on the Sand. I have attached a video of it struggling to move. How can I proceed (I think it has enough torque) . it moves ...
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Replace screws with motors!

I am new to this space and the field. Please pardon my lack of intuition or knowledge. I have a recording stand with a join in between. a pair of screws through which the whole apparatus pivots like a ...
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TWIP robot - DC gearmotor speed/Encoders

I'm working on a self-balancing TWIP (Two-Wheel Inverted-Pendulum) robot project which will be using two brushed DC gearmotors with encoders. As there were no speed constraints for the robot (and ...
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Handling PID DC motor control at low speeds

I am building a 4 wheel rover and am using PID DC motor control for the back set of wheels. The feedback for the speed is provided by Hall effect sensors, with two pulses per rotation. This means ...
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Linear actuator for impact tests [closed]

I'm puzzling over the remake of an impact testing machine. It's a sort of a robot arm that pushes a probe against a target to test its characteristics. Right now the machine use air pistons, because ...
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Determining rated speed (RPM) required for a DC gearmotor

I'd like a two-wheeled robot to travel at 1m/s, given a wheel radius of 0.03m. I've calculated the rated speed required by the gearmotor as 318.28RPM: $v = \omega r$, $\displaystyle{\frac{v}{r} = \...
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Design of an equatorial mount [closed]

I am considering designing an equatorial mount for astrophotography. I have been researching on the best way to do that and I am thinking on using a stepper motor with a gearbox. The thing is that it ...
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DC gearmotor stall current and battery capacity

I'm working on a self-balancing robot project and am in the process of motor sizing. I've read that with self-balancing robots the motors need to switch direction quickly, which can cause them to ...
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Help finding a linear actuator [closed]

I need help finding a linear actuator. I only need it to move 15 mm but it also needs to move extremely fast. Preferably 1 inch per second. It needs to be capable of holding a 10 lb weight. 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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DC motor pid control [closed]

Would a 12V geared DC motor (about 140rpm) (with an encoder) PID controlled as a servo give a study response when subjected to a load?
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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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What is the function of inductors in series between the terminals and the brushes of a DC motor?

I'm repairing (hopefully) a 12 V DC motor (Johnson Electric HC971(2)LG-101). The motor has a coil in the motor cap between each terminal and the corresponding brush - two coils (inductors) one on each ...
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Motor Controller Power Supply

I have an Orange Pi which I would like to use as the computer for a robotic project. It supplies around 15 mAh power directly from the board, barely enough for a single LED so I will have to use ...
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I need help figuring out what motor is used in this design

I am learning how to make rigs for high speed motion control. Basically, whatever action needs to be executed must be done by a rig that is triggered at an exact moment. In this particular case, I ...
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Telescoping linear actuator [closed]

I need to find a linear actuator that can extend to multiple times it's length. I am going to be fixing the actuator horizontally and it will carry a light vertical load. So far I have thought of ...
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Starting and stopping a heavy rotating disc

I am currently working at a project involving a heavy disc rotating around its center. The disc weights around 2 kg and has a radius of 0,25 m. At every angle π/6, there exists smaller ...
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How to choose a motor for water surface vehicle? [closed]

I am about to build a water surface vehicle (a kind of boat). I was looking for different type motors and ruled out the stepper and servo motors. But I got confused between brushed and brushless dc ...
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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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