November 24, 2009
Hello, I'm new to this site and to robotics, it looks like a great place to find knowledge and inspiration about robots so I signed in.
I am currently waiting for an arduino board to start experimenting, so I am trying to salvage parts and componets from broken electronics (as much as possible) to save some money.
I have a broken DVD drive with some motors gears LEDs buttons etc... what I'm interested in is a motor that moves the laser back and forth, sort of like a scanner mechanism, is that a servo? what chances are there that I can get it to work with an arduino board? it seems to have four contacts instead of three.
what other parts you think I could use from that thing,,, with very basic electronic knowledge and a soldering iron handy?