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  • RoboteQ SDC2130 - 2x20A, 7V-30V Robot Controller
    Excellent drive and value
    Review by David
    Lot's of capability and power in one small package. We needed to drive two small DC motors, so the dual output was perfect.
    (Posted on 8/27/14)
  • Pololu 18v15, 5.5-30V, 15A Motor Controller
    Excellent for beginners
    Review by Aron
    Packed with features, easy to use, very good for beginners. I had no experience with motor controllers before, but this controller was as nice to me as possible. Great UI, very well planned safety limits. Versatile procotols, good documentation. I'm very happy with it.
    (Posted on 8/26/14)
  • Sabertooth Dual 25A 6V-24V Regenerative Motor Driver
    Very good
    Review by Dardo
    it's a nice product. No problem with this. Recommended.
    (Posted on 8/20/14)
  • Sabertooth Dual 12A 6V-24V R/C Regenerative Motor Driver
    Excellent product
    Review by Dardo
    No problems with this product. Works very fine.
    (Posted on 8/20/14)
  • DFRobot 4.8-46V, 2A Dual Motor Controller
    Works great!
    Review by Richard
    Even when running near the rated current limit, the driver works great. The heat sink was an excellent addition to the l298
    (Posted on 8/12/14)
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Robot Operating Time & Efficiency

Posted on March 09, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.

Have you wondered why some robots can run much longer than others, or why UAVs can only hover for a few minutes? The battery pack you choose is certainly important, but there are many additional factors which have a huge influence on the total time your robot operates between charges. Drive Motors The drive motors [...]
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Basics: What is a Motor Controller?

Posted on February 20, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

A Motor Controller is a device that acts as intermediary between your robot’s microcontroller, batteries and motors. A motor controller is necessary because a microcontroller can usually only provide roughly 0.1 Amps of current whereas most actuators (DC motors, DC gear motors, servo motors etc.) require several Amps. The current a motor consumes is related to [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 5: Choosing a Motor Controller

Posted on November 10, 2010

By Coleman Benson & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Now that the [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 3: Making Sense of Actuators

Posted on September 02, 2010

By Coleman Benson & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Making Sense of [...]
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Robot Giveaway – 10 Years of GoRobotics, $1000 in prizes!

Posted on April 02, 2010

By William Cox & filled under Competitions, RobotShop.

Update: The contest is now closed. I’ll be gathering the entires and sending them to our judges over the next week or two. Stay tuned for a post announcing the winners. If you won I will also contact you via email. Thanks and good luck! The past few months have been a lot of fun, [...]
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... are typically used to control the Brushed DC Motor in open-loop mode and the High Power ... Please join the discussion! :D PS: BLDC controllers and Stepper Motor controllers are ...
2014-07-05 00:42 by gicren
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... the planetary gearbox plus the DC motor. Not many people use stepper motors, and we currently don't carry any controllers which have R/C input. The 775 ... brushed-dc-motor-controller.html
2014-02-20 16:10 by CBenson
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... without problem, but how do i get motor control and power, the drive ... load. I think i will need 5 amp controllers to prevent damaging the ... the question I have is, will a brushed ESC from a hobby store work ... local hobby store is $10, but a DC arduino dual motor controller in ...
2014-02-13 16:25 by acclaim
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... technologies. Another is about DC motors; the practical aspects regarding ... own design directions. These motors & controllers can run for many hours straight, ... as a flyer) faster? Then, there's the brushed / brushless question. In tandem ...
2014-02-02 13:04 by ESpinner
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... have a huge understanding in motor controllers/drivers. Based on our motor ... we picked the Pololou Dual DC Motor Driver MC33926. Does this H-bridge ... • Delivers 3A continuously to two brushed DC motors • Operating Voltage: ...
2013-10-25 11:20 by bhur
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... with the car. I can use this motor? RB-Tam-32 The Tamiya 4-speed ... can use a variety of other motor controllers: http://www.robotshop.com/productinfo.aspx?pc=RB-Tam-01&lang=en-US http://www.robotshop.com/brushed-dc-motor-6v-11500rpm.html We also have a ...
2013-06-06 11:32 by CBenson
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A relay is best if you don't need to vary the speed or direction. If you do need to change the direction or speed, then you'll need a motor controller:
http://www.robotshop.com/relays-led-controllers.html
http://www.robotshop.com/brushed-motor-controllers.html
2013-04-24 10:35 by CBenson
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You will probably need a motor controller in order to use serial communication ... the vehicle speed: http://www.robotshop.com/brushed-motor-controllers.html Also, you will probably need to use a linear ...
2012-07-03 12:22 by Triptech
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You will probably need a motor controller in order to use serial communication ... the vehicle speed: http://www.robotshop.com/brushed-motor-controllers.html Also, you will probably need to use a linear ...
2012-07-03 12:19 by Carlitos
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... project where I have to control four small motorized valves. The motors are 6-12V brushed motors and each max out at 185mA. I've got a National ... best selection that I've been able to find for motor controllers, but I'm having a hard time confirming that ...
2012-06-10 13:21 by CarlMc
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For computer control of a DC motor, we suggest a serially controlled ... motor controller or two single motor controllers. You should find the pulley ... w/ encoder) Phidgets 1065 5A, 9-28V Brushed DC Motor Controller (good selection ...
2012-05-03 08:01 by CBenson
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... control a continuous rotating DC motor driving a toothed belt around pulleys. ... your help to recommend specific 12V brushed geared motors, brushed motor controllers, PC interface, and driving software. ...
2012-05-02 16:37 by woode
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... So I decided I actually want this motor: http://www.servocity.com/html/20_rpm_precision_gear_motor.html ... like a lot of these low power brushed DC motor controllers on this page will work: http://www.robotshop.com/low-power-motor-controllers.html ...
2012-05-02 16:33 by Johnny5
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I have been interested in using brushless motors for a mini sumo I looked into the brushless ... Bi-directional brushless electronic speed controllers were completely unavailable or very ... hoping to gain using these motors instead of brushed. Brushless motors are very popular because ...
2011-09-15 13:23 by tobor
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... at the product page, it only includes one motor controller which has 2 channels. In order ... it requires either 2 of these motor controllers or one motor controller with 4 channels. ... upgrade the Tamiya Gearbox motors to the RM3 brushed motors that operate at 6V. http://www.robotshop.com/solarbotics-regular-motor-3.html ...
2011-08-31 19:39 by jdkane527
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