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[DPRG] Re: connecting to a motor output shaft

Subject: [DPRG] Re: connecting to a motor output shaft
From: Jeff Sampson jsampson at pobox.com
Date: Mon Jul 16 12:20:43 CDT 2001

Hi Dean,

Here is what I did:


[This was my first attempt at writing a web based article.]

To sum up... Find something that fits the motor shaft (pulley, gear...)
and figure out how to get that to attach to your wheel, or a leg in your
case. If a pulley like I used takes up too much room, track down a gear
which would be thinner.

> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 14:47:03 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Dean Hall <dwhall256 at yahoo.com>
> Reply-To: dean.hall at computer.org
> To: DPRG List <dprglist at dprg.org>
> Subject: [DPRG] connecting to a motor output shaft
> Hello all,
> I have a small motor with an output shaft that is
> flattened.  I don't have dimensions with me, but the
> shaft is about 1.5x the diameter of coat-hanger wire.
> So far I've used two methods to connect to the shaft:
> 1) A collar (from RC equipment) with a set nut.  I
> then had to epoxy the set nut to the face of some
> aluminum I was using for the, uh, appendage.  The
> epoxy didn't adhere well even though I roughed up the
> aluminum.
> 2) A nylon standoff (used to stack PCBs) that fit over
> the shaft by friction.  It was NOT thick enough to
> drill a hole for a set nut.  The friction held for the
> small wheel I was using for that project, but my
> torque demands are higher for this project, and I
> don't think the friction will hold.
> My question is:
> What are some good techniques for attaching to a small
> motor shaft?
> My requirements are that it be small and lightweight.
> I'm also intending two of these motors to be connected
> orthogonally, so I have X and Y axes of rotation.
> (to spill the beans, I'm trying to attach a straight
> leg to the motors to the chassis; kinda like genghis,
> except I'm not using RC servos)
> !!Dean

Jeff Sampson
jsampson at pobox.com

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