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Re: [beam] Re: Beginner Walker Motors

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  • Kyle Croft
    ... The lens assembly is available at Fair Radio. It s part number is LENS-36-98, $20.00 each, 3 for $50.00 Thanks for the encouragement!
    Message 1 of 9 , Oct 31, 2006
      Harold wrote:
      >
      >Hey Kyle!
      >
      >Those were perfect motors dude! You can use these things to any BEAM
      >bot you wish to build. Walkers, photovores, rovers, heads, name it
      >and you can use those man. Nice work!
      >
      >Some people uses hot glue gun to mount the motor to a body frame,
      >but some solder it. Just look for the metal part where you could
      >solder the body frame to the motor. Or you may even find a way to
      >screw it on. Boy, I wish I could have those neat motors. I have one,
      >and was also from a camcorder, but it doesn's have a shaft like
      >that. Only its gear that comes out, nothing more.
      >
      >Anyways, I hope you can more bots out of your lens motors Kyle.
      >Thanks for sharing the pics mate! Goodluck and happy building! :)
      >
      >...Harold.
      >
      >--- In beam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:beam%40yahoogroups.com>, "Kyle Croft"
      ><nerd-herd@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Kyle Croft wrote:
      > > >
      > > >Harold Ilano wrote:
      > > > >Hi Kyle!
      > > > >That's good! Thanks for the reply too! Could you send some pics
      >of your
      > > > >motors there with you? Maybe we could give you some advice on
      >how to
      > > > >connect them, etc. Goodluck and happy BEAMing!
      > > > >...Harold.
      > > > >
      > > > >On 10/30/06, *Kyle Croft* <nerd-herd@...
      > > ><mailto:nerd-herd%40hotmail.com>
      > > > ><mailto:nerd-herd@... <mailto:nerd-herd%40hotmail.com>>> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Harold wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Hey there Kyle!
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Yes, you did have a very nice and interesting project, BEAM
      >robotics!
      > > > > >Good idea!
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Anyways, you could start with simpler ones, any varieties.
      >But for
      > > > > me,
      > > > > >walkers seems to be recognizable and many people or kids love
      >to see
      > > > > >its action. You can actually start with hobby servos first
      >before
      > > > > >jumping to a different gear motors. Some gear motors are
      >easily be
      > > > > >soldered (made of brass or steel metal). Escap gear motors
      >like the
      > > > > >ones on Tilden's Walkman can also be used for a 2-motor
      >walker.
      > > > >Small,
      > > > > >light and strong. So, hobby servos can be used first, but if
      >you have
      > > > > >what you have there, just use it carefully. By the way, do
      >you now
      > > > > >have a geared motor with you? What type if any?
      > > > > >
      > > > > >Ok, so keep sending us your feedback, questions, etc. and
      >we'll be
      > > > > >glad to answer it anytime. Have fun and happy BEAMing!
      >Goodluck too!
      > > > > >
      > > > > >...Harold.
      > > > > >
      > > > > >--- In beam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:beam%40yahoogroups.com>
      ><mailto:beam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > ><mailto:beam%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > <mailto: beam% <mailto:beam%25>40yahoogroups.com
      > > > > <http://40yahoogroups.com <http://40yahoogroups.com>
      ><http://40yahoogroups.com <http://40yahoogroups.com>>>>, "Kyle
      >Croft"
      > > > > ><nerd-herd@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Hi again,
      > > > > > > I'm doing a school project on BEAM, and I want to have a
      > > > > variety of
      > > > > > > robots there. I'm thinking a symet, solarroller and a
      >walker. I
      > > > > want
      > > > > >to
      > > > > > > make one order from Solarbotics for the specialty parts
      >(solar
      > > > > cells,
      > > > > > > motors). For the walker, I'm planning to build the one from
      > > > > Junkbots.
      > > > > > > The thing is, I can't decide on a motor. Servos seem like
      >they are
      > > > > > > really easy to mount. But other gearmotors look they would
      >be
      > > > > hard to
      > > > > > > configure at the right angles. What would you recommend
      >for a
      > > > > first
      > > > > >walker?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thanks in advance,
      > > > > > > Kyle
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > Yes, I have some gear motors. Two of them are Nihon from Fair
      > > > > Radio, in
      > > > > a Minolta Lens Assembly. The other one I found
      > > > > in the dissection of a camcorder. It is Nihon too. I'm not
      >sure about
      > > > > any of their ratings, though.
      > > > >
      > > > >The two lens Nihons are already uploaded. They are in an album
      >named
      > > >Nihon
      > > > >Motors. I'll take a picture of the camcorder one tomorrow.
      >Thanks for the
      > > > >help.
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > Turns out I was wrong. There are two camcorder motors. Their codes
      >are:
      > > Long Shaft = YG9-5053
      > > 1870A
      > >
      > > Short Shaft=YG9-5054
      > > 0380A
      > >
      > > The two lens motors are:
      > > GM-16153
      > > X1166A
      > >
      > > GM-16154
      > > X2066A
      > >
      > > These can all be found in the photo album "Nihon Motors"
      > > Hint: Go to the last page and then go two pages back.
      > >
      >
      >
      The lens assembly is available at Fair Radio. It's part number is
      LENS-36-98, $20.00 each, 3 for $50.00
      Thanks for the encouragement!
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