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Subject: Re: Electrifying a wind-up music box
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Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 20:38:57 -0400
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Actually, I thought about that, especially since hobby robotics places seem
to have an abundancy of servos, but I'm not sure how to modify one for
continuous rotation - can you give a pointer?
Thanks, much appreciated,
"Jonathan Kirwan" wrote in message
> On Sat, 21 Sep 2002 18:44:34 -0400, "Serge" wrote:
> >Hopefully this is semi-appropriate: I have a wind-up music box, with a
> >rotating pole (that once held a horse or something of the sort), and need
> >electrify it so that it can be set to constant motion when turned on.
> >need a low-rpm motor with some torque, however the only small motors I've
> >seen are the hobby store motors typically used for RC planes and such
> >are just the reverse - high rpm, no torque. Can anyone suggest an
> >or a place to look for appropriate parts?
> When looking in the hobby store, did you look at the servos? They are
> about US $10 to $20 or so in ones and have a geared DC motor. Many of
> these can be easily modified so as to provide continuous rotation. I
> don't know how precise the rotation rate is, but it should be okay for
> your needs.
> Just a thought.