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Old 09-16-2007, 02:47 PM #1
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Default x/y mirrors

bought two motors /mirrors and want to hook them to a controler of somesort. tryed a old stereo useing left and right chanels and the pc to generate diffrent tones . works ok but i dont want to over drive and burn up the motors. any suggestions

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What are the specs on the motors ? Are they stepper motors ? Where did you get them, and why haven't you shared ? LOL !!! Tell us/me more !
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That sure looks like a stepper motor with all the leads. You may need a polyphase driver to control the,m.

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i think thay are not sure :-/ i got them off ebay. here a vid i did using stereo and music its ok
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That looks pretty good
I am intrigued about how you connected, what look like, 6 wire stepper motors to a 2 wire source.

* I have some small stepper motors somewhere, I must dig them out and have a play*

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That looks pretty good *
I am intrigued about how you connected, what look like, 6 wire stepper motors to a 2 wire source.

* I have some small stepper motors somewhere, I must dig them out and have a play*

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i used 2 of the wires of each of the motors. one motor is left *the other is the right chanel off the stereo. and made brass springs to make the motor bounce back to center *



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nice! which wires on the stepper did you hook up to yur stereo?
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nice! *which wires on the stepper did you hook up to yur stereo?
in my case it was the blue and green it might be differnt on other motors
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Very interesting ---
What did you connect the wires to as a power source -- DC or audio ??
Did the mirror rotate or vibrate ??

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HEY K-9
I want those mirror motor things, so don't hold out on us :

Can you tell us if we can get some and if so where. who, price??

And thats some fine engineering, you did ;D
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Can you tell us if we can get some and if so where. who, price??

And thats some fine engineering, you did ;D
i got them from a guy on ebay chachavessel ayear ago he still there but dont no if thay are the same ones. as for the enginering it was what i had laying around and it worked
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Default Re: x/y mirrors

K-9,
I meant I liked the simplicity and sucsess.

I got a ideas for you:

Try some transformers you have laying around. You might get better impedance match
for more mirror movement. Also use a the centertap if your motors have one.
Most transfomers and stepper motors come that way.(you should have continuity on 3 leads of the motors times 2)

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