Motors for Makers

Motors for Makers Author Matthew Scarpino
ISBN-10 9780134031323
Year 2015-11-26
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Que Publishing
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The First Maker-Friendly Guide to Electric Motors! Makers can do amazing things with motors. Yes, they’re more complicated than some other circuit elements, but with this book, you can completely master them. Once you do, incredible new projects become possible. Unlike other books, Motors for Makers is 100% focused on what you can do. Not theory. Making. First, Matthew Scarpino explains how electric motors work and what you need to know about each major type: stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors. Next, he presents detailed instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black. All source code and design files are available for you to download from motorsformakers.com. From start to finish, you’ll learn through practical examples, crystal-clear explanations, and photos. If you’ve ever dreamed of what you could do with electric motors, stop dreaming...and start making! Understand why electric motors are so versatile and how they work Choose the right motor for any project Build the circuits needed to control each type of motor Program motor control with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black Use gearmotors to get the right amount of torque Use linear motors to improve speed and precision Design a fully functional electronic speed control (ESC) circuit Design your own quadcopter Discover how electric motors work in modern electric vehicles--with a fascinating inside look at Tesla’s patents for motor design and control!

Motors for Makers

Motors for Makers Author Matthew Scarpino
ISBN-10 0134032837
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher Que
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As the Maker movement gains momentum, more and more Makers are interested in building robots, 3-D printers, remote-controlled vehicles, and other projects requiring an understanding of electric motors. Motors for Makers is the first easy, friendly guide to electric motors designed specifically for people without formal technical training. Matthew Scarpino introduces motors and their operation without complex theory or math, focusing instead on how to use them, interface them, and control them in practical projects. Scarpino begins by clearly and simply explaining the basic principles of electric motors, and describing the characteristics of stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors. Next, he presents detailed instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with the popular Arduino Due and Raspberry Pi. Throughout, you'll learn through practical examples and case studies designed for clarity and simplicity.

A Comprehensible Guide to Servo Motor Sizing

A Comprehensible Guide to Servo Motor Sizing Author Wilfried Voss
ISBN-10 9780976511618
Year 2007-08-01
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher Copperhill Media
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The Importance of servo motor sizing should not be underestimated. Proper motor sizing will not only result in significant cost savings by saving energy, reducing purchasing and operating costs, reducing downtime, etc.; it also helps the engineer to design better motion control systems. However, the knowledge of mechanical systems and their influence on motor speed, inertia and torque requirements seems to decline in a world where modern technology aspects, such as tuning and programming, seem to be the main focus. The motor sizing process involves a number of mathematical equations, which are most certainly documented, but not necessarily with the motor sizing process in mind. This book focuses primarily on servo motor sizing and it documents in detail the inertia and torque calculations of standard mechanical components and the motor selection process.

Stepping Motors

Stepping Motors Author Paul Acarnley
ISBN-10 9780852964170
Year 2002-01
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher IET
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This outstanding reference book on stepping motors has now been significantly updated for the 4th Edition. It is intended to bring the reader up to date with trends that have emerged since the third edition was published. This book provides an introductory text which will enable the reader to appreciate the essential characteristics of stepping motor systems, and to understand how these characteristics are being exploited in the continuing development of new motors, drive and controllers. Stepping motor technology is well established and used for motion control, notably for computer peripherals but wherever digital control is employed. Acarnley's text is widely known and used; this new edition adds coverage of many new applications.

Mechanical Design of Electric Motors

Mechanical Design of Electric Motors Author Wei Tong
ISBN-10 9781420091441
Year 2014-04-28
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Rapid increases in energy consumption and emphasis on environmental protection have posed challenges for the motor industry, as has the design and manufacture of highly efficient, reliable, cost-effective, energy-saving, quiet, precisely controlled, and long-lasting electric motors. Suitable for motor designers, engineers, and manufacturers, as well as maintenance personnel, undergraduate and graduate students, and academic researchers, Mechanical Design of Electric Motors provides in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art design methods and developments of electric motors. From motor classification, design of motor components, model setup, and material and bearing selections to power losses, motor cooling, design integration, vibration, and acoustic noise, this comprehensive text covers the fundamentals, practical design and design-related issues, modeling and simulation, engineering analysis, manufacturing processes, testing procedures, and performance characteristics of electric motors today. Focusing on the mechanical design of modern electric motors, the book: Details the design and manufacture of major components and subsystems, such as rotors, shafts, stators, and frames Reviews various cooling techniques, including forced air, liquid, and phase-change Discusses the analysis and calculation of motor power losses Addresses motor vibration and acoustic noise issues Presents engineering analysis methods and case study results Emphasizes construction, optimization, and applications Featuring research results from the author’s own personal experience and the significant contributions of others, Mechanical Design of Electric Motors highlights innovative and advanced electric motors developed in recent decades.

Electric Motors and Drives

Electric Motors and Drives Author Austin Hughes
ISBN-10 9780080993683
Year 2013-02-20
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Newnes
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Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks', which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job. The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded. Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students. Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout

Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting 2nd Edition

Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting  2nd Edition Author Augie Hand
ISBN-10 9780071763967
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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A fully up-to-date, hands-on guide to electric motors Keep electric motors running at peak performance! Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Second Edition explains in detail how all types of AC and DC motors work. Essential for anyone who needs to buy, install, troubleshoot, maintain, or repair small to industrial-size electric motors, this practical guide contains new information on three-phase motors along with coverage of the latest test instruments. Drawing on his more than 40 years of experience working with electric motors, expert author Augie Hand provides a wealth of tested procedures to pinpoint and correct any kind of issue. He'll help you decide whether to replace a motor, take it offline for repair, or repair it in place--decisions that can reduce down time. End-of-chapter questions reinforce the material covered in the book. Quickly and accurately diagnose electric motor problems and find effective solutions with help from this fully updated classic. Electric Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Second Edition covers: Troubleshooting and testing DC machines AC electric motor theory Single-phase motors Three-phase induction motors Troubleshooting less common motors, including synchronous, two-speed one-winding, and multispeed Test instruments and services

Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers

Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers Author Harprit Sandhu
ISBN-10 9780071633529
Year 2009-08-24
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Program PIC microcontrollers to drive small motors Get your motors running in no time using this easy-to-follow guide. Detailed circuit diagrams and hands-on tutorials show you, step by step, how to program PIC microcontrollers to power a wide variety of small motors. You'll learn how to configure all the hardware and software components and test, troubleshoot, and debug your work. Running Small Motors with PIC Microcontrollers is filled with more than 2,000 lines of PicBasic Pro code you can use right away. Use PIC microcontrollers to control all kinds of small motors, including: Model aircraft R/C servos Small DC motors Servo DC motors with quadrature encoders Bipolar stepper motors Small AC motors, solenoids, and relays

Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors Hobbyists and Artists

Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors  Hobbyists  and Artists Author Dustyn Roberts
ISBN-10 0071741682
Year 2010-12-06
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Get Your Move On! In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Make Sensors

Make  Sensors Author Tero Karvinen
ISBN-10 9781449368067
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Maker Media, Inc.
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Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature, humidity, and gas sensors.

Modern Electric Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles

Modern Electric  Hybrid Electric  and Fuel Cell Vehicles Author Mehrdad Ehsani
ISBN-10 1420054007
Year 2009-09-21
Pages 557
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Air pollution, global warming, and the steady decrease in petroleum resources continue to stimulate interest in the development of safe, clean, and highly efficient transportation. Building on the foundation of the bestselling first edition, Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design, Second Edition updates and expands its detailed coverage of the vehicle technologies that offer the most promising solutions to these issues affecting the automotive industry. Proven as a useful in-depth resource and comprehensive reference for modern automotive systems engineers, students, and researchers, this book speaks from the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components. New to the second edition: A case study appendix that breaks down the Toyota Prius hybrid system Corrections and updates of the material in the first edition Three new chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles A completely rewritten chapter on Fundamentals of Regenerative Braking Employing sufficient mathematical rigor, the authors comprehensively cover vehicle performance characteristics, EV and HEV configurations, control strategies, modeling, and simulations for modern vehicles. They also cover topics including: Drive train architecture analysis and design methodologies Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-based drive trains Electric propulsion systems Energy storage systems Regenerative braking Fuel cell applications in vehicles Hybrid-electric drive train design The first edition of this book gave practicing engineers and students a systematic reference to fully understand the essentials of this new technology. This edition introduces newer topics and offers deeper treatments than those included in the first. Revised many times over many years, it will greatly aid engineers, students, researchers, and other professionals who are working in automotive-related industries, as well as those in government and academia.

The Big Book of Maker Skills

The Big Book of Maker Skills Author Chris Hackett
ISBN-10 9781681881614
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Weldon Owen
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Makers, get ready: This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry, plus the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Big Book of Maker Skills: 334 Tools and Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects, readers learn classic, tried-and-true techniques from the shop class of yore—how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw—and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow and easy-on-the-eyes guide to getting your project done. With an emphasis on making DIY projects that can change the world, The Big Book of Maker Skills includes sections and tutorials on: Setting Up a Hackerspace Picking the Right Tools Welding Smarts Circuitry Basics Programming & Arduinos Working with Wood 3-D Printing Laser-cutting CNC Routing Testing & Prototyping Drones and Space Exploration Tools Robotics Biotechnology Sourcing and Crowdsourcing

CNC Machining Handbook Building Programming and Implementation

CNC Machining Handbook  Building  Programming  and Implementation Author Alan Overby
ISBN-10 0071623027
Year 2010-10-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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A Practical Guide to CNC Machining Get a thorough explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and tools. CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application. Helpful photos and illustrations are featured throughout. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer, you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive resource. CNC Machining Handbook covers: Common types of home and shop-based CNC-controlled applications Linear motion guide systems Transmission systems Stepper and servo motors Controller hardware Cartesian coordinate system CAD (computer-aided drafting) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software Overview of G code language Ready-made CNC systems

Robot Programming

Robot Programming Author Cameron Hughes
ISBN-10 9780134176697
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Que Publishing
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Start programming robots NOW! Learn hands-on, through easy examples, visuals, and code This is a unique introduction to programming robots to execute tasks autonomously. Drawing on years of experience in artificial intelligence and robot programming, Cameron and Tracey Hughes introduce the reader to basic concepts of programming robots to execute tasks without the use of remote controls. Robot Programming: A Guide to Controlling Autonomous Robots takes the reader on an adventure through the eyes of Midamba, a lad who has been stranded on a desert island and must find a way to program robots to help him escape. In this guide, you are presented with practical approaches and techniques to program robot sensors, motors, and translate your ideas into tasks a robot can execute autonomously. These techniques can be used on today’s leading robot microcontrollers (ARM9 and ARM7) and robot platforms (including the wildly popular low-cost Arduino platforms, LEGO® Mindstorms EV3, NXT, and Wowee RS Media Robot) for your hardware/Maker/DIY projects. Along the way the reader will learn how to: Program robot sensors and motors Program a robot arm to perform a task Describe the robot’s tasks and environments in a way that a robot can process using robot S.T.O.R.I.E.S. Develop a R.S.V.P. (Robot Scenario Visual Planning) used for designing the robot’s tasks in an environment Program a robot to deal with the “unexpected” using robot S.P.A.C.E.S. Program robots safely using S.A.R.A.A. (Safe Autonomous Robot Application Architecture) Approach Program robots using Arduino C/C++ and Java languages Use robot programming techniques with LEGO® Mindstorms EV3, Arduino, and other ARM7 and ARM9-based robots.