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DanFinlay

Member Since: December 14, 2010

Country: United States

  • I think the MiP is proven quite tinker-friendly in this sparkfun post

  • I’ve just begun using motors and I too would love a good explanation of how people use these smaller motors. The only ones I get at this point are ones large enough to have a gear and set screw.

  • I heard you can make these go faster by turning off micro-stepping. What is meant by that?

  • I found all my gearing needs met at McMaster-Carr. This motor uses a ¼" drive shaft, and they have plenty of gears that will fit that out of the box. Some of your other gears might need to be machined at your local shop, but not if you’re lucky. http://www.mcmaster.com/

    EDIT: Remember, if you get a “plain-bore” gear, it won’t have a “set screw” which is required to hold on to any bar. You probably want one with a set screw pre-tapped, which you tighten with an allan wrench.

  • Bildr has a page on this product, that’s usually the #1 link I’m looking for in the “Documents” section: http://wiki.bildr.org/index.php/7-Segment_Serial_Display