The DC Motor and Wheel Set is the same motor and wheel sets that come with our basic smart car chassis. We offer them separately for use in constructing your own mobile platform.
- 1 3-12V Geared DC motor
- 1 Wheel
The motors are DC motors that will work between 3-12VDC. Speed of rotation will depend on the voltage and whether a PWM motor controller is added for speed and direction control.
The tires can be mounted to either side of the motor for mounting flexibility. The motor has 2 small screw holes with a spacing of 17.5mm that can be used for mounting.
Our Evaluation Results:
These DC motor and wheel sets are an inexpensive way to motorize a platform to experiment with robotic control. The gears are nylon, but they have held up well in our testing.
The motors do tend to run on the fast side when powered straight off of DC voltage, so unless you are building a speed racer, you should plan on either running the motors at a lower voltage if driving them directly or use a motor controller. At 3VDC, the motors run at about 100RPM with a medium load. We recommend using a motor controller that can be used to control the speed of the motor by using PWM and also allow for reversing direction of the motors. Several options are shown below, but we have a number of other options available as well.
|Motor Voltage||3 – 12VDC|
|Motor Current||140mA (typical)|
|Gear Reduction Ratio||1:48|
|Motor Speed||5V (No Load)||180 RPM|
|3V (No Load)||120 RPM|
|Tires (H x W)||66 x 25mm (2.6 x 1″)|
|Motor (L x W X H)||70 x 22 x 18mm (2.8 x 0.9 x 0.7″)|