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Offline rufustfTopic starter

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Where's the hub I'm looking for?
« on: October 16, 2009, 11:42:29 PM »
Hi-
New here, my first post. While I'll admit that what I'm trying to build is not a robot, a robot parts supplier is likely what I'm looking for. However, I've been beating my head against the wall trying to find what I thought would be something simple. I hope someone here can help.

I have a small DC motor that I am going to use to rotate a small fiberglass bowl-like object with. I need to mount the object to the motor shaft.

I have a motor with a D shaft:
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/DCM-354/12VDC-MOTOR/1.html

and I got a couple of these
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1081

It's not that great a match though, as the shaft and the bore of the hub aren't the same actual size. So I'm either looking for a good match for this motor shaft, or an equivalent motor/hub setup that'll do the trick. Or, any suggestion about how to attach things to a motor shaft, round or D type, that may be helpful.

If people here are mad that my purpose is not specifically robotics I do apologize, I'm just trying to solve a problem.
Thanks in advance-
RTF

Offline corrado33

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Re: Where's the hub I'm looking for?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 10:47:02 AM »
You could either...

A.)  Buy a hub that fits your motor...

http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/hubs.html    Somewhere on that page...

or B.) Buy a bore reducer for the hubs that you have... (Makes the hole on your hub smaller)

http://www.sdp-si.com/web/html/shaftacc.htm 

Both of those websites are great places to find parts like that. 

Offline rufustfTopic starter

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Re: Where's the hub I'm looking for?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 12:21:13 PM »
Thanks, I ordered a hub from robot marketplace. It's not my ideal piece, but certainly a step forward.

 


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