many little motors, many power supply questions
May 15, 2011
I am new to this forum but i have stalked users of this site for sometime.
I have a project on the go that i am a little stuck on. I have come pretty far since the idea hit me many months ago but now i am at the tail end and wondering how i will power this thing.
I have been using an Arduino connected to a bunch of 595 shift registers which are then connected to 36 small dc motors via npn transistors. the motors are small mobile phone vibrating motors and i need them to run, as per datasheet, 3v @ 90ma.
the motors will then be switched on and of according to the software in the arduino.
My question, how to i power these motors? there are a lot of them and i don't want to blow them or lose power whent they are all on. is there a simple solution to this?
any help appreciated