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hoover motor
« on: January 18, 2008, 04:26:01 AM »
i have a powerful hoover motor and i was wondering could i use it in an rc robot also how dow i make both wheels operate from 1 motor because i dont want diff drive.

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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 04:55:13 AM »
easy answer. you cant. you would need atleast two if you want to actually steer your car..look up "steering for rc cars" and you should see some answers....or check out admins tutorials.


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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 05:08:06 AM »
i would use a servo to move the front wheels giving me steering

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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 06:38:30 AM »
yes so basicly you'll probibly need something with gearsill try to upload a pic of mine first one is of d.c motor with gear attached.
second is of the teeth that it hooks to with the turning mech.


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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 12:40:09 PM »
is it possible to add gears

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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 12:43:03 PM »
add gears to waht the vaccum cleaner motor (( is that what you mean by hoover motor??)

also , it would probably be worth it to ditch the motor you have now and get servo motors to be the drive system and make a R/C robot from scratch.
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino

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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 01:04:57 PM »
yes i did mean add gears to the vaccum cleaner motor

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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 01:08:12 PM »
This fella might be interested in buying that hoover motor off of you.

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=1335.0


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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 03:56:49 PM »



thats the pretty basic steering set up. for the full artical got to http://www.rctankcombat.com/articles/steering/


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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 05:54:03 PM »
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i have a powerful hoover motor and i was wondering could i use it in an rc robot
yeap, you can.

look for something called an ESC, or electronic speed controller. its all over this forum and google.

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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 07:59:22 PM »
sorry for this but didnt want to start new topic. are treadmill motors strong? as in torque wise? because theres a broken treadmill at the tipp that i saw...


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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 08:07:47 PM »
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are treadmill motors strong? as in torque wise? because theres a broken treadmill at the tipp that i saw

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_faq.shtml#read_datasheet ;D

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Re: hoover motor
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 08:13:03 PM »
thx admin


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