[Cyborg] motor specs

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Tue Mar 24 06:53:50 UTC 2009

I feel that a drinking straw is a likely solution so let's test that
before you spend a bunch.  I should be able to do this test tomorrow - I
looked around and there is bizarrely no straw here to try tonight.  Also
I have a little plastic tubing at home that I think is too small but
might not be.  Also I've solved half the problem in the past with
plastic spoons and bits cut from milk bottles...


Mikolaj Habryn wrote:
> I'll bring a VPM2 tomorrow to add to the list. Rather frustratingly, I
> can't find my bag of them, so have only a couple that were rattling
> around loose. Because I'm lazy, I'd rather use these than build a hard
> shell around a pager motor with an exposed eccentric, so I'm inclined
> to buy another 10 or 20 from solarbotics (at $3.50 each, sigh - if
> people have already worked out how to convert one of the other motors
> into a form that can be embedded between two layers of fabric, I'd
> love to be talked out of this).
> m.
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
>> Mike and I just spent some time testing out the specs for the 3 kinds of
>> pager motors we currently have.  Here's a Google spreadsheet of the data
>> we got:
>> http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=p--xq5BkJD5E_DTRwEdLcEA&hl=en
>> There's a really nice power supply up here in the electronics lab that
>> we used to get these numbers.  Let's run each motor we get through it
>> just for comparison; it takes about 2 minutes per motor.
>> I'll post this link plus pictures of the motors in question on the wiki
>> shortly.
>> Rachel
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