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

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Hi all, I'm hoping to use this motor driver https://www.robotshop.com/en/cytron-10a-5-30v-dual-channel-dc-motor-driver.html for a project using the Iron Man 2 Chassis. I will be controlling it using ...

2018-06-15 15:52 by scharette
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Hi. Will the DF05BB Pan & Tilt system, be ok with a 1.4 Kilogram PV Panel? Regards Ray...

2018-06-15 05:04 by manofgresley
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Hi Forum, I need to move a device across 2 dimensions (up/down and forward/backward) so I thought using 2 linear actuators for this by connecting one actuator perpendicular to the end of the other o...

2018-06-14 13:18 by scharette
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Buongiorno. forse sono stato frainteso. Non ho chiesto decisioni, ma solo consigli. Cercherò ora di spiegarmi meglio: Desidero acquistare T200 con ESC e staffa di fissaggio. Desidero fissare T200 so...

2018-06-12 14:03 by nandorobot
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I have an aircraft fuel pump motor that pulls 22 Amps max at 24 volt DC. I have a golf cart direction control (mechanical) that will change the 4 wires for the motor input. But I would like to use an ...

2018-06-12 13:55 by bdaouas
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I would like to buy servo motor and connect it to gear pulley to produce linear movement, component that can control the speed of motor and Arduino board to control them. Could you please suggest what...

2018-06-11 13:26 by DiaLFonZo
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I'm not sure about the parts needed on step 15 in AL5A Arm Assembly Instructions Rev. 2.1. More importantly, only one HS-422 was sent with my kit and it has been used in the base. I am out of ser...

2018-06-11 12:47 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello , i want to order some things for your store...one of them is the RB-Cyt-169 (Cytron SmartDriveDuo Smart Dual Channel 60A Motor Driver) I want to use it on a ride-on toy for my kid...the ride-...

2018-06-11 10:20 by bdaouas
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I have a shifter mechanism that I need to control and command to different angular positions. The motor operating voltage is 12v and the Max load current is 20Amps. The motor is connected to a gear ...

2018-06-11 08:56 by pslawski
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Below is a diagram showing the part in question, it appears to be a gear motor with a lead screw/spindle attached to it with a plastic end piece which can connect to shafting or tubing. I'm only guess...

2018-06-07 10:31 by DiaLFonZo
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I'm building an electric spinning wheel in which I am considering the use of robotic technologies. One of the troubles is that I don't know much about robotic technologies. Another is about DC motors;...

2018-06-06 20:17 by Cynthy
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Hello, I have bought 10 battleswitch with an SSC32U card connected using the TTL port on a RAPU unit from Brookshire. All 10 battleswitch relays controls 220V motors for a robotic animation, each mot...

2018-06-05 09:10 by bdaouas
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bonjour, nous avons un quad ou vtt jouet à 4 roues pour enfant avec 2 moteurs 12v dans chaque roue arrière. un des 2 moteurs ne fonctionne plus et nous aimions le remplacement avez-vous ce type ...

2018-06-01 10:00 by DiaLFonZo
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Are any of the gearmotors such as the Lynxmotion, Cyton or others suitable for continuous duty?...

2018-05-29 14:04 by CBenson
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[highlight=#ffffff] I'm trying to find the mating connector for the window motor [/highlight][highlight=#ffffff] RB-Cyt-175, the connector has perpendicular spades. Do you know the compatibl...

2018-05-29 10:52 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, We just got the HS-485HB delivered, but it seams that it's limited to 180 degrees, while we need a servo motor that can keep spinning. The 180 degree limitation was not mentioned in the descri...

2018-05-28 11:21 by DiaLFonZo
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For a project i want to control 2 18V drill motors using an rc controller, I have narrowed my choice for the speed controller down to: Roboclaw 2X15A SmartdriveDuo 30 The project is a crane, on...

2018-05-28 10:42 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I'm looking for a brushless motor for a leaf blower with a few specifications and would like to know if you all would have anything similar. [highlight=#ffffff]Specs:[/highlight] [highli...

2018-05-23 12:45 by DiaLFonZo
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Hey guys, I'm doing a new project and I bought a motor/gearbox combo but discovered that the gearbox included is not fast enough. What I would actually like to do is connect the motor directly to the...

2018-05-22 11:32 by DiaLFonZo
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Dear all, In the description of this product, it's mentionned a ptentiometer has to be added to adjust engine current. Would you mind pleas being more explicit how to proceed? Many thanks in advance....

2018-05-18 09:51 by bdaouas
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I have a newbie basic question. Hello all, I have a newbie basic question. Is there a way to make a stepper motor just like a servo motor? Meaning using PWM so that it could be use with say t...

2018-05-17 08:51 by DiaLFonZo
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I am looking for a servo so that I can build a lift for my 12 volt van's tv so that with a push of a button the tv will come up from a cabinet for viewing...

2018-05-16 13:15 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi I'm looking for a dc motor with the posibility to add a regulator to lower and increase the speed. I need the motor for a handheld sanding device. It is to be used indoor on furniture etc., so it...

2018-05-15 09:45 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I'm looking for a DC motor and controller that can provide me with a controlled rotational speed of somewhere around 0.15 RPM. Part numbers RB-Sct-812 and RB-Sct-796 look promising, however they ...

2018-05-10 07:54 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I am attempting to create a servo using the Dimension Engineering (DE) Kangaroo 2x and Sabertooth 2x12. I've been reading up on how to create a feedback loop using a potentiometer, but I can'...

2018-05-09 09:33 by bdaouas
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Hi guys, I own a shop fitting company in Scotland and we have a pretty cool project in at the moment where we are transforming a retro caravan into a nail bar for the client I was the steadies in eac...

2018-05-08 08:33 by DiaLFonZo
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The small robot I am building uses two DC motors rated at 3V input. However, my battery power supply provides 9V to the motor shield they are connected to. When I run the motors, they seem to start ov...

2018-05-07 11:01 by scharette
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Hello, I am interested to build a robotic arm (3 joints) with camera and a piston-cylinder as end effector to push buttons. Currently, I've tried with Tower Pro MG996R and HiTEC HS-422 servomotors, an...

2018-05-02 08:48 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I'm wanting to purchase this controller for high amp brushless DC motors. The intent is to make it a standard for a test bench to characterize development motors. I was looking at the manual and c...

2018-04-27 11:13 by bdaouas
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We have added drones to our high school STEM program; two Flamewheel with Naza flight controllers and two HQuad 500s with Quadrino flight controllers, both systems using separate Taranis x90 Plus radi...

2018-04-27 10:21 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello , Which 12v actuator will push and stay in one direction until the next time it has current to it? would it need a controller? I'm just trying to dived Coin 50/50 with a hopper with a Flap in ...

2018-04-26 14:52 by bdaouas
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Hello there! Been trying for a little while now to find a suitable motor for my project, but I can't seem to find one checking off all my requierments. What the motor needs to be able to do: - 12-2...

2018-04-26 13:13 by DiaLFonZo
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Need a motor for your project, but not sure which type to get? Hopefully this rundown on the differences between DC, Servo and Stepper Motors will help you decide! DC Motors DC (Direct Current) ...

2018-04-23 11:31 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...

2018-04-21 13:45 by viksab
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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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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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