Motors & Wheels

To make your robot mobile, you will need motors, wheels, casters or tracks. There are a plethora of motors to choose from: tiny pager motors, servo motors, linear motors, stepper motors and DC geared motors. Tiny pager motors have an off-centre weight attached to the drive shaft, so when the motor spins, the motor vibrates. These type of motors are used in pagers and mobile phones to vibrate alerting the owner of a call or message.

Servo motors are DC motors with built in gearing and feedback control loop circuitry. They are used for RC planes and boats. Servos rotate about 90 to 180 degrees making them ideal for robot arms, legs and sensor panning. For wheel rotation you will need a continuous rotation servomotor, either by modifying a standard servo yourself or purchase the available ready "factory modified" servo. Linear actuators in contrast to conventional motors, create motion in a straight line. DC motors are rated at the most efficient running voltage. Apply power to both terminals and the motor will spin. Reverse the voltage wires and it will spin in the opposite direction. Small motors require a switch, but larger motors require a motor controller to perform more complex tasks.

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  1. CM-785HB Servo Gearbox
    CM-785HB Servo Gearbox Product Code: CM-785HB-5-U
    £117.06 £97.55
  2. 150:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor LP 6V
    150:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor LP 6V Product Code: 1097
    £15.35 £12.79
  3. 298:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor HPCB 6V with Extended Motor Shaft
    298:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor HPCB 6V with Extended Motor Shaft Product Code: 3079
    £18.24 £15.20
  4. 4900 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    4900 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638138
    £11.83 £9.86
  5. 2600 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    2600 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638134
    £11.83 £9.86
  6. 900 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    900 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638130
    £11.83 £9.86
  7. 460 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    460 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638126
    £11.83 £9.86
  8. 270 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    270 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638122
    £11.83 £9.86
  9. 175 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    175 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638118
    £11.83 £9.86
  10. 130 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    130 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638114
    £11.83 £9.86
  11. 110 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    110 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638110
    £11.83 £9.86
  12. 50:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor
    50:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor Product Code: 1098
    £15.31 £12.76
  13. Planetary Gear Pager Motor with a more standard D Shaft
    Planetary Gear Pager Motor with a more standard D Shaft Product Code: GM15A
    £15.36 £12.80
  14. RF500TB DC Motor
    RF500TB DC Motor Product Code: RM4A
    £5.40 £4.50
  15. Standard Motor 3
    Standard Motor 3 Product Code: RM3
    £2.22 £1.85
  16. Vibrating Pager Motor 2
    Vibrating Pager Motor 2 Product Code: VPM2
    £4.08 £3.40
  17. Tiny Pager Motor Style 2
    Tiny Pager Motor Style 2 Product Code: TPM2
    £5.11 £4.26
  18. Pager Motor Style 2
    Pager Motor Style 2 Product Code: RPM2
    £4.02 £3.35
  19. Standard Motor 2
    Standard Motor 2 Product Code: RM2
    £2.22 £1.85
  20. Standard Motor
    Standard Motor Product Code: RM1A
    £2.82 £2.35
  21. 10:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor
    10:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor Product Code: 999
    £15.12 £12.60
  22. 210:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor
    210:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor Product Code: 996
    £15.12 £12.60
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