Category Archives: Motor

Any technology related to motors including DC motors, Nema motors, AC motors, servo motors, etc…etc…

How to Make a DIY Boat Motor With a DRILL!

For those of you with a row boat to get around the lake behind your backyard, first let’s say you are lucky to live in such a nice place.  Second, you can make yourself a cheap boat motor with a DRILL!  This is the coolest invention ever that could help you get around the lake using the power of your drill.

via hackaday,

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Robot DIY – How to Make a Tennis Ball Robot

For those of you with a dog (or cat), you might be interested in making this tennis ball robot that randomly “rolls”, might keep your dog/cat entertained for hours non-stop for sheezy.

This Simple Bot was inspired by a work by artist James Rouvelle called Colony in which a bunch odd shaped ovals self-propel around their environment. It is my understanding that his bots were made by placing a vibrating motor freely inside of a Styrofoam ball that was then coated to give it an irregular shape. This dynamic makes his orbs fluctuate between wobbling in place and jerki

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DIY Gate Controller!

Here’s a guy who’s gate controller stopped working.  Instead of spending $500 on a new one, he rigged up his own DIY gate controller.  This could work just as well for a garage door controller too I think, just strip out the electronics and put a new one.  Cool.

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DIY RC Fan Shopping Cart from MIT!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyMe6mCwRIA

You might remember the DIY Motorized Shopping Cart from student in MIT months back. Well, those MIT students are still tinkering with shopping carts as witnessed here in the video showing a radio-controlled shopping cart, all powered by a fan that refuses to go fast enough.

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Food Hack – How to Make a DIY Cotton Candy Machine!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYmBGOiMOIo

WooHoo!  Make a DIY cotton candy machine for those of you with kids/wife/girlfriend who love cotton candy! (or love it yourself)

All you’ll need is a small electric motor, a battery, a lighter, two orange juice lids, a connector, and some wires. The hardest part about this home project will be choosing which colour to make!

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Skateboard Hack – How to Make a Self-Balancing Skateboard!

http://www.instructables.com/image/FE6O51NG6MPQ5VE/Easy-build-self-balancing-skateboardrobotsegway-.jpg

We’ve probably seen enough of these self-balancing skateboards so far, (I actually prefer one that doesn’t balance as I can balance myself pretty good on a skateboard, perhaps motorized skateboards are enough.) but here’s a guy who made one using the cheapest parts available. Of course, no matter how you make it, it’s not going to be cheap/easy to make a self-balancing

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Ethernet DIY – How to Make an Ethernet-Enabled Cat Feeder!

Personally, I have worked with many cool ethernet projects and by quick look, this one is pretty complicated yet will let you feed your cat over the internet, no matter where you are. (even if you are in China!)

The author uses a hacked Cisco router and some custom-hacked circuit to feed his cat plus added some video monitoring system:

These included i) being suitable for two cats i.e. not having to use the same bowl (or having to buy two of the same product, particularly if they’re expensive),

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Another Cool DIY Segway!

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Here’s another really cool DIY Segway.  Of course, if you want to build one yourself, don’t forget to check out this blog post on how to make your own segway here. (and custom segway mods here)

The frame was modeled in CAD and then welded together. For propulsion [Mark] has installed two 750 Watt motors which will use sprockets and chains t

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Servo DIY – How to Make a Servo Plotter!

For those of you circuit hackers and servo-addicts, you might be happy to learn that there’s a way to make your own servo plotter.

For this project, we wanted to build a lower cost, lower precision XY table for an installation at TeleToyland. The goal is to allow web users to draw shapes in a sand box, so we wanted a simple XY table that is easy to control from a web application. Since we already have the Web to Hobby Servo connection working well for other installations, using a hobby

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DIY Tin Can Robot Science Kit!

Very similar to the soda can DIY robot kit, this DIY tin can robot science kit will turn your regular soda can into a cute, walking tin-can robot.  Even if you are not a kid, this kid could possibly let you finally kill some time on your relaxing weekends.   “Just a CAN-do attitude…”

Recycle a soda can by turning it into a

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