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Old 05-05-2008, 06:06 PM #1
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Default Change motor direction?

Lots of people make spirographs here but I can't think of anyone who know how to change the direction of the motors.

So here's how to do it.

You will need: a 6 pin, on-off-on, toggle switch with two polarities.

That's it.

Sorry, I don't have a link to this because I live in Sweden and get what I need here. There is probably a special name for the switch as well.
Anyone who can, please fill in the gaps for me.

Ugly schematic with the motor to the left, the switch in between seen from the bottom and the battery to the right:

Real life picture of the switch:



With this switch combined with some sort of speed control, you will be able get all of the possible patterns. This doesn't work with fans, you need a DC hobby motor, just about anyone will do.

If you have two motors, then you will only need to do this with only one of them. If you have three motors, you might wanna do this with two of them.


Maybe someone already know this, but why doesn't anyone ask or tell about it?
And again, someone please fill in the gaps for me.


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D.P.D.T switch I think, been a long time. Double pole double throw center off

fixed it up wrote the first post on my cell phone argg
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I saw this once befor on the forum, but I think it was mostly forgoten about.
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Ah, geez, thanks for the feedback guys.

(Thejunkmonger, Pwnstar no really thanks. )

I guess this doesn't do much help after all. :-/ But I'd like to see someone who does this for a change.
Just wanted to point this out.
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lol, I didnt mean to make this sound like a unimportant tutorial! this isn't sumthing ill remember, so Ill need to look back here when I get around to making my spirograph.
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cool.

i did know this but wth, its still a tutorial! thx anyway


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Say what? :-? Don't be a smart a$$. Be cool, thanks 8-)
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