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Modding Motor for opening door needed

Discussion in 'Modding' started by mario_cell, 15 Apr 2007.

  1. mario_cell

    mario_cell What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys
    Got an idea.
    I want to open the sidedoor of my case with a switch, which starts a motor.
    I've got a circuit and it works, but what motor should I use.
    I live in Austria, so don't tell me some shops in the USA. :hehe:
    Would be cool, if u can tell me some specifications the motor should have, to open the door in a medium speed.

    Thx
    Mario
     
  2. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    ROFL .. man this my idea :( :waah: this ...... Just OMG !!!!

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  3. mario_cell

    mario_cell What's a Dremel?

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    :confused:

    Why it's your idea
    I only thought it might be cool to open a door automatically
    Look here on the first animation.
    But this is with infrared
    But I do some with a switch

    http://www.chimerazone.de.vu/

    Can somebody help me to find a good motor?
     
  4. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    lol you want it to open to sides this not my idea MY Idea to make it go up and down ok and its first to do I think ... so its mine :thumb: you can check my idea here and this will be my project log soon :D

    but if u make it open with that speed ,, I dont have idea , sorry
     
  5. mario_cell

    mario_cell What's a Dremel?

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    I want to open the door like a door in a house.
    Can somebody help me?
     
  6. bumfluff

    bumfluff What's a Dremel?

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    It depends on the weight/size of your side panel, if it is aluminium it will be lighter...

    I would say a reasonable 12V motor would work fine though and could easily be powered off your power supply. I would suggest trying model shops specialising in model boats/aeroplanes as they often sell good quality motors. I know of one good quality model boat maker (from my short time spent in the hobby) that I think are Austrian. http://at.robbe-online.net/rims_at.storefront/ You might be able to find motors that come with a little reduction gear box, which would make the motor even more capable of opening you door.
     
  7. mario_cell

    mario_cell What's a Dremel?

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    Thx for it
    Yes the door is made of aluminium.
    What rounds per minute should the motor have?
     
  8. bumfluff

    bumfluff What's a Dremel?

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    Depends really, but a model motor will go pretty fast as it is to drive a propellor, but you could easily put it through a big reduction gearing system giving a lot more torque and lower speed. You can also quite easily get speed controllers and I am sure you could mod that in some way to fix the speed.
     

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