Suggestions on choosing motor
June 19, 2009
Im considering on buying the following motor for my project.
Quick specs : 12V, 150 RPM, 195 oz-in torque, 67:1 ratio
This may be not the best for a small robot that i plan to build initially, considering the excess torque generated; However, i do plan to come up with a mobile platform for mounting a laptop (perhaps for telepresence) and i reckon these may prove to be useful then. I did a rough calculation based on such a load (about 3kg/6pounds) from http://www.societyofrobots.com/RMF_calculator.shtml using 4 such motors and it works out well.
Suggestion/comments please on this. Also, if i need to connect this to the arduino mega, how would i do it and what would work out best (ie motor shield etc)?
Thanks very much