Let's Make Robots!

scavenge

craigslist?

Anyone do regular searching for deals on craiglist for robotics materials? What are some good search terms to use for finding usable items?

Good Stuff to scavenge from a cell phone

I just ripped apart an old Samsung SGH-T739.

Picture of Samsung t739

I was planning on using the vibration motor that is used for silent mode. As long as I have this thing torn apart, I'm curious about your ideas for what else might be good to use.

Possibilities:

an example of a driver for a brushless DC motor without microcontroller
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Walzing Hard Drive Motors

Update: This page is just an archive. The real work is continued as a walk through. Please direct all your comments to that page.



I am the proud owner of a stack of scavenged hard drives. I hoped to find really fast, torqueless motors inside. But instead I found myself a project for my new found 555 knowledge.

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