Description: This is our new Hobby Motor now with a 6mm, 10 tooth, gear to make your basic projects a little simpler to manage. It works well for basic things like making a fan or spinning something pretty fast without much resistance.
The motor has a normal operating voltage range of 1.0 to 3.0VDC but can handle a max load of up to 12VDC and a no load speed of 6600±10% RPM (@1.0V DC, 110mA). More information is available in the spec sheet linked below.
Note: Thought the Datasheet for this Hobby Motor states a max voltage range of 3.0VDC, our supplier has ensured us that it can handle a max load of 12VDC.
Based on 3 ratings:
This small, light motor was just what I needed for a small project. Good price and the right size. No complaints.
It would be nice though if SparkFun would show spur (or worm wheel) gears that fit (or mesh) with the gear on the motor. Also, I think it would be nice to show bushings that fit d.c. and stepper motors being sold on the website so that you can attach the appropriate gears to the motor if need be.
I needed this for a Spin Art kit I designed for my students. I wanted a motor with a shaft and no gear but couldn’t find one at a good price so I bought a bunch of these. I ended up drawing a gear to match this one and cut it out of plywood so I could spin a wooden disc on top of this motor. Worked great! It’s also possible to remove the gear with pliers although the plastic breaks easily so don’t count on getting it back on. I wish the leads weren’t covered in bulky plastic. It makes connecting this to other wires, either when using wire connectors or soldering tricky. In most cases, I had to cut and then strip the leads before the plastic pieces.
I like that this works well with either one or two AA batteries. Of the 44 motors I ordered, not a single one malfunctioned.