Category: Robot Electronics

What is a Gearmotor?

Gear Motors – GEARBOXES – 51055

Geared motors are used in robotics where high torque is needed. A geared DC Motor has a gear assembly attached to the motor. The speed of motor is counted in terms of rotations of the shaft per minute and is termed as RPM .The gear assembly helps in increasing the torque and reducing the speed.

What is a Brushless DC Motor?

Brushless DC Electric Motors 51054

Short Answer: With the advent of cheap computers and power transistors, it became possible to “turn the motor inside out” and eliminate the brushes. In a brushless DC motor (BLDC), you put the permanent magnets on the rotor and you move the electromagnets to the stator.

Brushed DC Motor Basics Part 1 of 2

Brushed DC Electric Motors 51053

A brushed DC motor is an electric motor designed to be run from a direct current power source. Brushed motors were the first commercially important application of electric power to driving mechanical loads, and DC distribution systems were used for more than 100 years to operate motors in commercial and industrial buildings.

What is Arduino ? 51052

“It’s an open-source physical computing platform” 

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.