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electric drills as actuator motors ?

Discussion in 'Motor actuators and drivers' started by Gadget999, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Gadget999

    Gadget999 Active Member

    Dec 27, 2015
    +104 / 4 / -0
    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, Arduino
    has anyone used an electric drill as an actuator motor ?

    the more i look at them the more they seem to make sense

    they are DC and can be controlled with a h bridge

    they have adjustable gear box ratios

    they are designed to work in tough environments

    they are cheap

    they are readily available

    could be modified to add some cooling fans etc

    is there a video of one in action on a sim ?