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Discuss various actuators used in robotics (Servos, DC motors, linear actuators, etc.)

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I've purchased a MOSPG30ExxxK motor, where the pinout given in the manual doesn't seem to match what I've purchased. The manual has 1 Motor- Black 2 Motor+ Red 3 Encoder VCC Brown 4 Encoder GND Gr...

2018-04-19 13:26 by bestdrones1
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hi, i want to buy a motor for a war robot i'm going to use it in a rotatory weapon y have seen that a good speed for a weapon is like 10,000 rpm but also it has to have something of torque because the...

2018-04-19 11:58 by rguimond
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Hi, Can someone help me with the wiring configuration for the 12V, 1.7A, 667oz-in NEMA-17 Bipolar Stepper Motor. It is the first time I am using the a stepper motor so I am unsure. The wire colours a...

2018-04-18 13:07 by squalkerg
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Hi guys, I'm having a problem. I have a sibertooth 2x32 controller that I'm concocting to him 2 200 watts motors. The System running on 24 volts and operated by analog joystick. The thing is that th...

2018-04-18 11:37 by DiaLFonZo
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I have 5 turning gun range target stands. These stands rotate 90 degrees. Maximum weight of each stand is 5 pounds. They are manual rotated at this time. Would like to use servos on each stsnd...

2018-04-18 11:36 by bdaouas
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Hello guys, Just look information about Powerwheels,any suggestion or recommendation so far? Need something safe for my boy. thanks in advance...

2018-04-18 04:19 by dominok
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Hi everybody, I am building a motion driving simulator. it has six ac motors (400v 2 pole 3 phase 750w) and six vfd's (telemecanique altivar 16 750w) i bought a controller that someone builds for simu...

2018-04-17 15:01 by DiaLFonZo
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Bonjour, je voudrais savoir comment brancher un L12-100-50-6-I en mode RC. Je veux le controller par une télécommande via un récepteur. Doit on brancher les 2 connecteurs ou juste le connecteur ...

2018-04-17 09:53 by CBenson
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Hi, I'm trying to setup a system that needs to deliver an adjustable pressure between 2250 psi to 3750 psi and at an adjustable rate of 1mm/second to 5mm/second. I'm trying to figure out if this i...

2018-04-17 07:01 by DiaLFonZo
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My build apparently requires a geared dc motor. My target rpm is 30 rpm, but need a range from 15 to 60. I noticed a geared motor on the website. Lynxmotion 12V 80 rpm 47.77oz-in 1:26.9 Brushed DC ...

2018-04-16 11:02 by DiaLFonZo
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https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipM25kwoTKhhaqHnOgst8mfxjX6p33_FNgx4fU64 Hello this is my first message . Señor Coleman Benson told me to open this topic: I am a video grapher . We have build w...

2018-04-13 10:57 by DiaLFonZo
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I have a Banebots P80 Gearbox (64:1) and it says I have to add grease before use. What kind of grease is suitable and how much should I apply?...

2018-04-12 07:14 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi folks, I try to generate a wiggling motion using a stepper motor. With following parameters: +/- 15 degrees 2 Hz frequency I don't have much torque on the axis, around 30g/cm. Currently I'm u...

2018-04-09 10:04 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I want to control a linear actuator using a DMX system. Can anyone tell me if I can simply wire up a https://www.robotshop.com/en/2-stroke-firgelli-automation-12vdc--35lb-force-linear...

2018-04-06 11:17 by CBenson
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Hello, I have had a total of four HS-645MG servos overheat; each one broke and was rendered useless. I have come to the assumption that, because multiple servos have broken, it must be something with ...

2018-04-05 10:11 by scharette
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Hi, I have been looking through the site but I am not 100% sure what exactly I need. Hopefully you guys can help. I have a project car that does not have a parking brake. I have 2 Tesla electric p...

2018-04-04 12:38 by CBenson
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i just purchased a RB-Prg-48 12 volt dc 12” stroke 2000lb Force Heavy Duty Linear Actuator from your company. What I need to know is what are my choices for a” Control Switch “ That would best o...

2018-04-03 09:56 by bdaouas
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Hello I´m Ron, I´m new and I´m to stupid to make a usermode i the describe Software of my Sabertooth 2x32 that i buy at Robotshop.com The litte description in the user manual to the describe soft...

2018-04-02 15:38 by coolkuh
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I'm building an RC lawnmower using 2 Jazzy wheelchair motors powered with 24 v (two 12 v lead acid batteries). I'm using a Sabertooth 2x32 motor controller and a FlySky FS-CT6B transmitter/receiver. I...

2018-03-30 12:38 by coolkuh
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I recently purchased a 2x12 Sabertooth RC motor controller. I'm using a Futaba Attack 2DR transmitter with a R162JE receiver (2 channels). This is to control a pair of electric wheelchair motors. I'...

2018-03-30 12:24 by coolkuh
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I see you guys have https://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/12v-28a-3333-oz-in-nema-23-bipolar-stepper-motor.html I need basically the same thing but with a 1:15ish ratio. At 1/8th stepping its a great speed...

2018-03-30 00:09 by patm
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how much current is consumed by the 4 12v dc motors to carry 5kgs weight. is a 12v3A battery is sufficient enough to drive them....

2018-03-28 10:20 by scharette
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Hello, I've been looking for a suitable servo motor for my project and found out that the Dynamixel MX-64 would perform perfectly in many aspects. However I need to couple the servo to a shaft that i...

2018-03-26 07:59 by CBenson
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Hello, I am interested in buying the 4WD Mini Robot Platform kit which includes the FS90R-W motors (RB-Fit-11). However, I don't have the specifications for the 4 motors taht are include: FS90R-W. Wh...

2018-03-23 11:11 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello I have been looking on your website for a NEMA23 Sized Worm Gear Reducer in the 40:1 or 60:1 range.... I see them all over Ebay and the others sometimes called out as NV030 Gear case ... typi...

2018-03-22 11:54 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, For my project, I am using 2 Dynamixel MX-64T servo motors and one Dynamixel MX-106T servo motor. In my application I would like to program the position of the motors using torque control. I a...

2018-03-20 23:22 by rachelpowell
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How can one find the life expectancy of motors and other electro-mechanical components....

2018-03-20 09:58 by DiaLFonZo
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Greetings all. I need some recommendations for how to make a vibration motor that's about the size of tooth to receive a wireless signal to vibrate. It's gonna be placed in some gelatinous substance a...

2018-03-19 14:03 by scharette
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I am needing help with the design of a pop up target for simunition training. I am interested in the actuators and parts needed to pop a target up 90* that is laying down. The 3D target should weigh n...

2018-03-16 15:23 by scharette
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Hello! I received quite a few parts for Christmas and I've had so much fun learning how to do this. My electrical engineering knowledge is non-existent (I've read a lot into this) and I've spent doze...

2018-03-15 11:54 by scharette
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I have a typical pull string puppet that makes the mouth move but I like a simple mechanism that will make the mouth go up and down remotely via a wire or possibly RC control which probably complicate...

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2018-03-12 13:50 by CBenson
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First post for me on RobotShop Forum. Youtube linked below shows a mini-bulldozer controlled by two levers. Each track has its own lever. Push forward and pull back to move forward or back. The fo...

2018-03-12 13:44 by bdaouas
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I am working on a project that requires me to use a linear actuator to hold at 1500lbs. Do you have a product, possibly using a force sensor, or switch that might help me. The actuator needs to close...

2018-03-05 12:26 by scharette
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Cannot remove the screw holding the disk to be removed to build the Lynxmotion ALD-5 robotic arm. This is the 2nd set of 4 motors that we cannot remove the screw!! Very frustrating! I returned the 4...

2018-03-05 11:33 by CBenson
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I recently bought the TB6600 motor driver (Product Code: RB-Dfr-727). For the microstep, it says S1, S2, S3 but I am not quite sure how to implement it since (S1,S2,S3) doesn't have an output signal t...

2018-02-26 15:08 by bdaouas
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We are installing handicapped controls in an experimental airplane and need to control the throttle by wire. We are looking at Hitec servos D854WP, HS-7955TG and others. Our primary requirement is to ...

2018-02-26 14:40 by bdaouas
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Hello, Need the overall length of this motor with gearbox. Specifications indicate length of motor but not of gearbox, which is only designated as "L". What is the length of "L"...

2018-02-23 11:11 by rguimond
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Hello, I am seeking to use actuator RB-Fra-28 to push/pull in the vertical plane. Will this actuator support load when the motor is not running? ie I need to unclamp the load and then start the motor ...

2018-02-22 11:31 by DiaLFonZo
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Can anyone explain me what does it mean? and How the system works for controllers?...

2018-02-21 15:54 by scharette
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Hello, For a photography application, I would like to be able to trigger a camera with my arduino when an object (people running, someone biking) passing at a certain place. I wonder if a Lidar is i...

2018-02-21 09:01 by scharette
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Hi all. I am looking at using a Pi 3 to control a stepper motor however I am struggling to find a motor shield controller. All that I have seen are for the Pi 2. Can anyone suggest a compatible moto...

2018-02-20 14:01 by bdaouas
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HI! I recently attempted to upgrade from Cytron's MDDS10 to MDDS30. I use it to driver 2 motors with a digital joystick for steering, and a single potentiometer for speed. I was assuming this would be...

2018-02-19 10:00 by scharette
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servos are noisy, so they're out. So i am debating between a stepper with a micro stepping driver or a dc motor with an encoder. Which is the recommended solution? controller will be a RPi. Which is e...

2018-02-13 11:55 by DiaLFonZo
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je voudrais savoir sil vous avai un moteur réducteur 1/50 couple tré relevée avec accoupleurmerci...

2018-02-13 09:12 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi all, I’m looking for guidance in selecting an ESC. I’m looking for an ESC with forward, reverse, and variable braking which I can control using a microcontroller (virtually any hardwired inpu...

2018-02-12 13:41 by DiaLFonZo
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HI, I would like to buy one of you linear actuator for my RC model airplane. what is the difference between RC and PLC/RC ? and what means the ratio 63:1, 150:1 210:1 .. Etc ? thks...

2018-02-09 16:14 by scharette
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I had posted earlier today in the electronics category. I meant to do it here. Basically, I'm wondering whether a car door lock actuator can start in the extended position, be energized (through a tim...

2018-02-08 10:42 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I recently bought this motor . It works really well but I would like to have access to more data than the one already provided. In detail I need: - the intern inductance - the intern resista...

2018-02-08 10:40 by rguimond
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Hi! I would like to create a project for the random selection of shooting targets. E.g. each target should show up and stay there for 5 seconds and if not shot down the servo should pull it back. Doe...

2018-02-08 10:36 by rguimond
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Hello everyone. I will start of with stating that I know so little that I hardly know how to formulate a correct question. I have in vain tried to fix this on my own for a couple of weeks but without ...

2018-02-06 12:43 by bdaouas
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