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From: et472@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Black)
Subject: Re: miniature vibration motor wanted...
Date: 28 Nov 2002 23:45:29 GMT
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"KILOWATT" (KILOWATT"no spam"@SOFTHOME.NET) writes:
> Hi everyones. It's for adding vibration
> alert to an alarm paging system i'm working on.
> I live in Montreal and i would like to know if someone
> knows where i can find thoses miniature vibration motors
> used commonly in pagers. In fact any miniature motor
> (prefferably about 1~1.2 cm of diameter, 3~6Volts) would
> do as i can add something decentered on the shaft myself
> to do the vibrating effect. Old walkman motors are just a
> little too big. I'm pretty shure than i may be able to find
> something smaller. Probably that some equipment,even
> consumer electronics devices already use them.
> Alain (alias:Kilowatt) Montreal Quebec
I'd suggest Addison, but surely you've checked there. I don't
know if they have any, but it's the place I'd look first. Also
Abbra or Abra on a street near Ferrier (and Active Electronics).
Other than that, nothing comes to mind locally. The days of
local places with lots of surplus electronics are long gone.
There are plenty of places that advertise in Poptronics that
sell surplus items, and while not convenient, they are the sort
of place that sell small motors.
I think the trick is finding a suitably small motor. I made
one once, and just soldered a piece of brass to the shaft,
and it vibrated fine.
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