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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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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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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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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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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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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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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6 motors with TB6612 driver + power requirements

I am looking at the ServoCity Bogie platform - it comes with 6 motors. The motor listed specs are: Suggested Voltage: 4.5 VDC No Load Current: 190 mA Max. Load Current: 250 mA I ...
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Recommendations and Advice - Motor Driver for 12V Gear Motor with Magnetic Encoder

I am building a robotic insect leg that would be actuated by 2 DC motors for pan and tilt motions. Total weight of the leg is about 1.5kg and 1m long (moment arm ~0.5m). Magnetic encoder would be used ...
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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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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 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 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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What exactly does a motor driver do? Why do we need an additional power supply for motors?

What exactly does a motor driver do? Why do we need an additional power supply for motors? I'm a hobbyist and making a line follower from scratch.
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Line follower robot with 2 or 4 motors?

I am developing a line follower robot and I am not sure about how many motors should I use: two or four. I'm thinking of using four, but I do not know if it's worth it (it will let the car be heavier, ...
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Plug & play motors, actuators and drivers system

I was wondering if anyone knew of any easy-to-use plug and play systems, that allow you to build and programme a number of actuators and motors quickly and easily? I'm thinking something like Lego ...
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Why wouldn't my robot stop?

I am working on an Arduino based robot which engages a braking mechanism detecting anything in front. I was using an ultrasonic sensor, to detect obstacles which worked well while the robot was on my ...
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Change PWM values according to encoder output

I have a motor with an encoder. When I set the speed of the motor it should change its speed so that encoder readings per second should fit an equation $y = ax^2 + bx + c$ where ...
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I can't get motors to turn with Raspberry pi

I want to turn some motors using my raspberry pi. I am able to turn an LED on and off using the 3.3V GPIO pin. For the motors, I tried using a L293D chip as per the instructions on this link. What ...
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Duty cycle mapping

I need to build a conversion/mapping algorithm from a controller (PID etc.) output to the duty cycle in order to command my bldc motor via esc. I couldn't do it yet because l think l dont know the ...
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How to use gear motor 9 with Arduino

I am new to robotics. I want to make a robot using Arduino Uno R3. I need to use Gear Motor 9 for that here is the link. The problem is that motor needs 50mA current. But arduino only outputs only ...
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Choosing motor characteristics [duplicate]

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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Motor controller calibration

I bought 2 brushed motor controllers from China to use with my hobby-weight battle robot (http://www.banggood.com/ESC-Brushed-Speed-Controller-For-RC-Car-Truck-Boat-320A-7_2V-16V-p-915276.html). ...
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Encoder based speed control for Rover 5

I am trying to get precise control over the speed of rover 5 based robot. It has four PWM controlled motors and 4 Optical Quadrature Encoders. I am using 4-channel motor controller with rover 5 ...
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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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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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What is load current and load speed? Which battery is best suitable for this motor? [closed]

These are the specifications of the motor: 25000RPM no load speed at 12V No Load Current - 1A, Stall Current - 10A 0.36Kgcm torque What is the definition of load current and load speed? ...
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Why do 1000 rpm and 10 rpm DC motors cost the same? [closed]

Today I was going to buy a motor online, and saw that 10 rpm and 1000 rpm DC motors cost the same. How is it possible to change the rpm without requiring any additional parts cost?
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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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How to make a robot? [closed]

For instance, how would you hook up a electric pump communicate with a motherboard? Let's say I buy a electric pump, I hook it up to some sort of metal structure that if the pump is turned on it moves ...
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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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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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automatic sorting with barcode identification inside a refrigerator [closed]

I'm endeavoring to prototype a challenging sorting mechanism inside a fridge and would appreciate any constructive tips on how to get from the specs to a plausible design. Problem The aim of the ...
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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 ...

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