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GM10 pager motors and Picaxe

Hi All,

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:

The Setup:

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

The Code:

high 4

Price: $2 USD
Here is a quick walk-through on how to get your hands on a really cheap alternative to the GM10s. The motors you get here are not even nearly as cool as the GM10s, … Read more

pager motors (still inside cell phones)

I have some gutted mobile phones (mostly Nokias I think), so I can part with:


surface mount LED's

motors (same as inside the GM10's)

speakers/mic's (the speakers used for the ring signal are small and obnoxiously loud, but need a strong amp)

These are the parts I instantly recogniced as usable for roboteers, but the phones are basically just partly disassembled but complete, so there are obvious more parts than the ones mentioned here.