GM10 pager motors and Picaxe
October 20, 2008
Is there a secret to getting the picaxe to power a pager motor, for example, one capable of swinging a small drumstick?
I'm working with 3 GM10s. 2 for the wheels via the L239D, and one for a "percussion actuator". The percussion actuator's not working for the controller:
1 gm10 wire connected to pin 4
1 gm10 wire connected to 0v
5.5 V single power supply
ANY combination of Darlington / no darlington / 330 ohm resistor / motor driver in or out
.... what am I missing? Do I need a mosfet or a pull-down resistor or something? pwm?
-the motor works when connected to the voltage pin
- ervos and leds work on the board