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Working Transformer Costume
« on: November 04, 2014, 10:18:26 AM »
Hello,  New member here and first posting. It may be a stretch to call this a robotics project but here goes.  It's a working transformer costume, similar to this:

http://digg.com/video/this-street-performer-has-a-working-transformers-costume

I need help sizing the motor. 

Wheel diameter is expected to be 10" so I estimate 50 to 90 rpm to achieve walking speed.  Total weight with costume between 170 and 190 lb. 

I'm looking to direct drive a single front wheel with a battery powered DC motor to accelerate from stopped position to walking speed on level asphalt.   How much torque would I need?  Can anyone recommend a vendor or even a specific motor? 

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