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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by karatekid44 » June 22nd, 2009, 6:03 pm

I think you could dissasemble a robot and get the motor from there or you could buy one,
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by Dark Sabre » June 22nd, 2009, 7:00 pm

That's already been said like 8 times. You are not adding anything new here.

You probably don't need a really super special motor or anything, particularly if you are doing something like a wingnut + switch stopping mechanism.

As has been mentioned, if you have an RC car that you are not using, you can scrounge one from there and maybe use the chassis and gearbox too.
If you are only interested in a motor or a motor and gearbox and not in the chassis, they are cheap enough I'd just buy/order one.

Any of the surplus electronics sites will have a random collection of motors and gearboxes:
http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm/subsection/18
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... ors/1.html
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... S/-/1.html
http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/d ... ?dept=1103
http://www.alltronics.com/cgi-bin/category/153
Those are just some selections from my electronics surplus supplier bookmarks. There are plenty of others out there.

There are more specialize non-surplus places...where you will be more likely to know more about the motor/gearbox before you buy, but it will probably cost you:
http://www.radioshack.com/search/index. ... motor&sr=1
http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=50
http://www.robotmarketplace.com/product ... _main.html
http://banebots.com/c/PLANETARY

A lot of those sites also sell tires, switches, axles, batteries, and material you could use to make a chassis.

Until you know more about the rules and especially what voltage and battery limits will be in play, there's not a reason to go beyond just looking around at motors and some basic research.

And again, stop repeating each other. Take personal messages to PMs.

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by fleet130 » June 22nd, 2009, 9:27 pm

49ers wrote:Does anyone else have any other ways to get a motor???
Re-chargeable screwdrivers nave a super powerful motor and planetary gearbox.The batteries usually give out long before the motor and gearbox, so you might be able to scrounge one for FREE.

They have lots of torque and their output speed is close to what's needed. You can change the vehicle's speed, if necessary, by changing the wheel diameter or adding another gearbox in series. It's fairly easy to couple them to the driven wheel/axle with a long screwdriver bit or a piece of 1/4" hex rod.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by 49ers » June 29th, 2009, 9:51 am

Dark Sabre wrote:That's already been said like 8 times. You are not adding anything new here.

You probably don't need a really super special motor or anything, particularly if you are doing something like a wingnut + switch stopping mechanism.

As has been mentioned, if you have an RC car that you are not using, you can scrounge one from there and maybe use the chassis and gearbox too.
If you are only interested in a motor or a motor and gearbox and not in the chassis, they are cheap enough I'd just buy/order one.

Any of the surplus electronics sites will have a random collection of motors and gearboxes:
http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm/subsection/18
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... ors/1.html
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... S/-/1.html
http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/d ... ?dept=1103
http://www.alltronics.com/cgi-bin/category/153
Those are just some selections from my electronics surplus supplier bookmarks. There are plenty of others out there.

There are more specialize non-surplus places...where you will be more likely to know more about the motor/gearbox before you buy, but it will probably cost you:
http://www.radioshack.com/search/index. ... motor&sr=1
http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=50
http://www.robotmarketplace.com/product ... _main.html
http://banebots.com/c/PLANETARY

A lot of those sites also sell tires, switches, axles, batteries, and material you could use to make a chassis.

Until you know more about the rules and especially what voltage and battery limits will be in play, there's not a reason to go beyond just looking around at motors and some basic research.

And again, stop repeating each other. Take personal messages to PMs.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by starpug » June 29th, 2009, 9:57 am

49ers wrote:
Dark Sabre wrote:That's already been said like 8 times. You are not adding anything new here.

You probably don't need a really super special motor or anything, particularly if you are doing something like a wingnut + switch stopping mechanism.

As has been mentioned, if you have an RC car that you are not using, you can scrounge one from there and maybe use the chassis and gearbox too.
If you are only interested in a motor or a motor and gearbox and not in the chassis, they are cheap enough I'd just buy/order one.

Any of the surplus electronics sites will have a random collection of motors and gearboxes:
http://www.sciplus.com/category.cfm/subsection/18
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... ors/1.html
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... S/-/1.html
http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/d ... ?dept=1103
http://www.alltronics.com/cgi-bin/category/153
Those are just some selections from my electronics surplus supplier bookmarks. There are plenty of others out there.
There are more specialize non-surplus places...where you will be more likely to know more about the motor/gearbox before you buy, but it will probably cost you:
http://www.radioshack.com/search/index. ... motor&sr=1
http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=50
http://www.robotmarketplace.com/product ... _main.html
http://banebots.com/c/PLANETARY

A lot of those sites also sell tires, switches, axles, batteries, and material you could use to make a chassis.

Until you know more about the rules and especially what voltage and battery limits will be in play, there's not a reason to go beyond just looking around at motors and some basic research.

And again, stop repeating each other. Take personal messages to PMs.
what the heck is a chassis???????????????
The body of a car or etc.
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by 49ers » June 29th, 2009, 9:58 am

thanks
so do you think you can get one easy if you don't have one of those remote control cars???
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by starpug » June 29th, 2009, 10:13 am

49ers wrote:thanks
so do you think you can get one easy if you don't have one of those remote control cars???
You don't need a prefabricated chasis, you probably can't use one anyway because it's against the rules. You just need a couple of small pieces of wood or metal and some wheels and axles. Then you just have to ad a place to put batteries and a motor or two and a switch and you're good
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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by JonnyC » June 30th, 2009, 2:03 am

How drastic would changes be? I know that they've changed voltage a lot, as well as size, but is there anything else major that they would change?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by SOninja » July 3rd, 2009, 3:56 pm

For my vehicle, I found a gear to attach to my motor, but it doesn't fit tightly.
I suspect this would cause a problem... should i get another gear or will it still work?

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Re: Battery Buggy B

Post by robotman » July 3rd, 2009, 4:11 pm

what is your definition of not fitting tightly
does the gear fall of if you have it attached to the motor and flip it upsidedown??
or what?
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