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Offline capeklr

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Small electric motors.
« on: October 05, 2016, 09:07:29 AM »
Hi everybody,

reading on another forum last night I came across a post which gave me the idea to start a new thread here.
This person found small motors in old cell phones.
If your phone can vibrate then there is a small motor in there.
They are like 4mm in diameter and about 7mm long and work on about 1.2Volts.
We all have old cell phones lying around so why not dismantle it and see what can be used.
I have also found very nice and powerful precision motor and drive systems in old printers.

As I come across more usable items I will ad them to this thread, if you know of anything that could be useful please ad that here as well. :thumb:

Offline ColWer

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Re: Small electric motors.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 09:52:08 AM »
This is going to be interesting Jörg.....  8) It will depend on the speed of the motor e.g. grinding wheel in the HO workshop or shaking tree before being felled. What about a road worker with a jack hammer? Hmmmmm.

Any more ideas?  8)

Offline BigEd

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Re: Small electric motors.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 10:55:10 AM »
I have a Kalmbach book I got for a Xmas many moons ago. Its about animation on our layouts. Might be finding something useful in there...
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Offline ColWer

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Re: Small electric motors.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 05:16:38 PM »
I would love to page through that book Ed.  ;D

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Re: Small electric motors.
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 11:35:04 AM »
Come fetch then... :thumb:
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Offline ColWer

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Re: Small electric motors.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2016, 06:35:07 PM »
Thanks Ed.  :biggrin:

Werner & Colleen