scavanged pagermotors from toy car
Here is a quick walk-through on how to get your hands on a really cheap alternative to the GM10s. The motors you get here are not even nearly as cool as the GM10s, but you don't feel bad when you fry them.
First. Go to somewhere like ebay and buy one of these stupid stunt cars. Here's where I got them. I bought two pairs of stuntcars. That ended up at $9 plus shipping for four cars, each containing 2 motors with an attached gearbox.
The product info on the box it came in alone is worth it, here's a few examples:
Super Wheelies, Spinssttom removes the top
Just tear of one front wheel to remove entire front assembly
Use a small screwdriver to pry loose the charger contact
Tear loose the electronics, it's just hot-glued in place.
Then remove 3 screws to get the rear wheels and motor.
Here's a picture of the entire thing take apart. Screwdrivers and remote control gives an idea of scale.
Here's the useful parts at a glance.
- Some light weight plastic wheels with axles
- a set of contacts
- one small pager motor with gears and through running axle
- one small pager motor with gears and output plastic shaft
- a glow lamp
In addition I got a handfull of screws, a retractable antenna, and I guess there's at least four push buttons and some LEDs in the remote controll as well. Guess I could have put a couple of batteries in there and given the vehicle a spin before taking it apart. But, why bother with playing when there's screwing to be done, right? <nudge, nudge>