This week we have a couple new products to talk about for your next robotics project. Check it out!Favorited Favorite 0
It’s a bit of a slow week for new products, but that’s how it goes sometimes. We definitely have a few cool things that just quite didn’t make it in time, so be sure to check back next week. But for now, here’s your products and video.
Last week we released the hobby motor kit and this week we have the individual components for sale. Hobby motors are great for small projects. The motors themselves spin too fast and don’t have enough torque, so gearboxes are pretty mandatory to really do anything with them. These 65 RPM gearmotors come in a pair and are a great inexpensive choice for getting started with robotics.
Need some wheels to go with those motors? These 65mm wheels are the same ones that you find in the Magician chassis (used with the RedBot Kit) and are a great economical wheel. They press-fit onto the shaft of the gearmotors and have a rubber tire. They are sold in pairs as well.
Lastly, we have a revision of the Big Easy Driver. This is a bigger and more powerful version of the EasyDriver. This new version fixes a couple silk issues and changes some resistor values. It should work as a drop-in replacement for the old one.
The Big Easy is an easy way to drive stepper motors. Stepper motors require very specific drivers to work. If you want to know all about different types of motors, I made a REALLY old video that gives a brief overview of the different types and how to drive them.
That’s all for this week. Be sure to check back next week with more new stuff. Thanks for watching and reading.