I am a volunteer parent since our school's science teacher will not coach. I am in health care by training, so no knowledge of any use.
I have read every post in this chain and obtained the following items that seemed to be reasonable based on my reading.
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... -ND/203771
http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch ... 6580673197
I have a 7.2 volt, 3000mAH NIMH battery from VEX that we used during BEST robotics.
I took all the items into my local RC Hobby Store to ask about connectors to hook everything up without causing a fire.
The gentleman in charge of the area said I had multiple problems.
1 The blower would never be able to lift itself much less a 2 kg craft.
2 Hooking the motor to the battery would destroy the battery
3 The motor would probably not turn due to it being 12 v and the battery being 7.2.
4 The blower needed an IC controller to function, he tried to hook the blower up to a LiPO battery and said that was the reason it would not work for him.
5 THe blower needed 3 wires to function safely. It came with 2 but has a connector for a third.
I nodded and told him I must have misunderstood what I had read.
If someone can provide some sort of guidance, I would appreciate it.
Has anyone actually used these items successfully?
I do not want to start a fire, cause an explosion or turn my team members away from wanting to do this type of activity but fear I am going to disappoint them.
We did order the Ward Kit several weeks ago but it has not shipped.