I got some very useful advice on the DCCUK group on how to power a motor from two separate function outputs just using a pair of resistors: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DCCUK/message/30918
I could even disguise the resistors as the engine drivers legs if space is tight.
--- In O14@yahoogroups.com, "jclutterbuck2001" <jclutterbuck2001@...> wrote:
> I've been googling without much success to see if I can find any details on how to make an engine driver turn his body/head in the direction of travel. Does anyone know of any articles/online resources that may help?
> However, I did find this which may be of interest to to fellow automation enthusiasts: http://www.micromo.com/servlet/com.itmr.waw.servlet.Anzeige?fremdaufruf=ja&kdid=40929&sprachid=1&htdigurl=/n412681/i414617.html
> If the link doesn't work try looking for Piezo LEGS® Linear Motor under Products & Technologies on the left hand menu. I've no idea on cost - I imagine it's not cheap and you would need an electronics expert to advise on how to drive it!