Servo powered peristaltic pump controlled by Arduino

This instructable shows you how to make a pump using a servo motor and an Arduino Uno to transfer small amounts of liquids. The pump is a peristaltic pump which consists mainly of a motor, flexible tubing and a circular pump casing. Two rollers attached to a turning rotor press the flexible tube to the circular pump casing wall. As the rotor turns, the part of the tube under compression is pinched closed th ...

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Brushless DC (BLDC) motor with Arduino – Part 2. Circuit and Software

In this post I will describe the hardware and the software part of a project involving the use of BLDC (Brushless DC) motor salvaged from a broken XBox 360. This is a second installment in the series of posts related to Arduino and brushless DC motors. Please see the first part for a bit of info on the theory behind the commutation sequence. Once you understand the commutation sequence for the particular de ...

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Arduino Motor Shield

We are not the first to make an Motor Shield for Arduino.  But could be that we are the first that make a Motor Shield with a minimum of flexibility. We are studing a WiFi robot with camera controlled by Arduino. The robot will be controlled by browser. But we find a problem with an existing shield: the pin SPI to controll Ethernet shield (that become WiFi shield) are the same of motor shield. So we reengin ...

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Tutorial: Arduino Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield – Part 1: Servos

This post starts a small (or larger?) series of tutorials using the Arduino Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield with the FRDM-KL25Z board. That motor shield is probably one of the most versatile on the market, and features 2 servo and 4 motor connectors for DC or stepper motors. That makes it a great shield for any robotic project The series starts with a tutorial how to drive two servo motors. And if this is not wh ...

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Stepper Motor Control System Based On Arduino With ULN2003 Chip

Project Summary: This project uses ULN2003 chip to drive. The working voltage is DC5V. It is widely used on ATM machine, inkjet printer,cutting plotter, fax machine,spraying equipment, medical instruments and equipments, PC peripheral, and USB Mass Storage ,precise instrument,industrial control system,office automation,robot areas,etc. Bill of Materials: 1.Arduino  UNO V3.0 R3 Board or Compatible Arduino 2. ...

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Arduino Motor Party

In this instructable I will show you how to throw an Arduino motor party. I will also be giving away an Arduino Mega, Arduino Uno, and an Arduino Pro Mini. (Details at the end) Step 1: Assembly + Code You'll need a handful of motors to throw a party. I used 2 servo motors, 1 stepper motor and 1 dc motor. You will also need an Arduino Uno, an Adafruit Motor Shield and a separate 5-12vdc power supply for the ...

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Arduino Bipolar Stepper Motor

It is a well known fact that Stepper motors are awesome! The only downside is that they can be a bit trickier to get going than servos and plain old DC motors. If you are interested in the inner mechanics and theory of stepper motors, check this excellent post on PCB heaven. If you happen to have one of the cheap little 28BYJ-48 steppers with 5 wires  and a little driver board with them, check this tutorial ...

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Pololu Dual VNH5019 Motor Driver Shield for Arduino (ash02a)

Get your Arduino moving! This shield makes it easy to control two high-power DC motors with your Arduino or Arduino-compatible board. Its dual robust VNH5019 motor drivers operate from 5.5 to 24 V and can deliver a continuous 12 A (30 A peak) per motor, or a continuous 24 A (60 A peak) to a single motor connected to both channels. These great drivers also offer current-sense feedback and accept ultrasonic P ...

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How to Build an H-bridge Circuit with an Arduino Microcontroller

An h-bridge is a chip that allows DC motors to be run versatile, with bidirectional capability. With an H-bridge, motors can go forward or backward, left or right, up or down, etc, depending on the use of the motor(s) in the circuit. Without a microcontroller, the only way to be able to control an H-bridge is through multiple switches. We would need a switch tied to the enable pin of the H-bridge (unless it ...

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How to Build a Servo Motor Circuit (with Arduino)

In this project, we will go over how to build a servo motor circuit using an arduino. This is a circuit which can control and rotate a servo motor to rotate a certain amount of degrees. Specifically, in our circuit, we will make it so that the servo motor rotates 180 degrees and then stops and then rotates 180 degrees back (in the direction it began). To control the servo, we connect it to the arduino board ...

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How to Build a Vibration Motor Circuit

In this project, we will show how to build a vibration motor circuit. A vibration motor is a motor which vibrates when given sufficient power. It is a motor that literally shakes. It is very good for vibrating objects. It can be used in a number of devices for very practical purposes. For example, one of the most common items that vibrate are cell phones that vibrate when called when placed in vibration mod ...

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Brushless DC (BLDC) motor with Arduino. Part 3 – The Stroboscope Project

It has been all dry theory in the Brushless DC (BLDC) motor with Arduino series up to this point. This is where it gets to be more fun. If you’ve just arrived, please check out the previous two installments: Driving a three-phase brushless DC motor with Arduino – Part 1. Theory Brushless DC (BLDC) motor with Arduino – Part 2. Circuit and Software In this final part of the trilogy I am describing the hardwar ...

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