How do they work?
April 3, 2010
Well, yesterday i was cleaning the basement of one of my friend's house when i found this:
A very good looking box with a lot of interesting stuff in! Motors, mechanics, gears, belts...and whatever people can drem up! Perfect for some cool robotic projects! So i brought everything in my house and i started testing it. I have no idea of where all this stuff came from, it seems a sort of photocophy machine, or something like that. All the guesses are welcomed!
I have found really good and powerful easy-to-use motors. The problem is that i am only used to these easy to use brushless motors with only two wires! That's why I'm asking for help to undestand what the other stuff is and how it works. And probably so decide what to keep and what to throw away in the garbage. I have tried to make them work, trying to connect some wires to the V+ and the GND, and at the end, after a lot of tries, i came up with these last components, that are out of my knowledge boundaries.
Here are the pictures and the description of the components:
1- We start with a stepper motor, the problem is that i have no idea of how it works. I'm confused with all those wires! To me, i need only two: the GDN and V+...so, what am i gonna do with those 5 wires?
2- Than we have something that is called "Rotary digital actuator". It sounds really good, but i don't know how to use it! Same story as above: what to do with those 5 wires?
3- The next component is something unknown but i think that is the same as above because it has the same wires.
4- Then I found something that is really far away from the boundaries of my knowledge. A "Magnetic IC Clutch"...I have know idea of the pourpose of this component, but it seemed a motor so i took it. It has only two wires. I tried to put 5V, 12V and 15V but it doesen't work as a motor...i mean, it doesn't move.
5- The last seems to be a little motor, but i cannot understand why it needs 6 wires!
Well, i already say thanks for the future answers that will help me to understand these components. I welcome all the suggestions about how to use them to a future robot project! Thanks!