Complete Starter Pack for Motor Control Direct from your PC
Home automation and robotic control made easy
The pack contents are: 1 Motorbee with MotorWay Control Software, 1 Motor and Gearbox Assembly, 2 Twin Battery Holders, 1 USB Cable and a small Terminal Link. (up to four AA batteries are required and are not included) Centered around the MotorBee adaptor board the MotorPack is one of the easiest and lowest cost ways of getting started in PC control and automation. All that is required to get the small motor gearbox up and running under PC control is a small screwdriver to connect the wires to the terminals and four AA size batteries. No soldering required.
The motor gearbox assembly uses a DC motor with worm and wheel drive mechanism designed to greatly increase the available torque produced by the motor. Although this is still very much a light duty arrangement it makes it much more usable for the robotics enthusiast than a simple DC motor which tends to have too little torque and too much speed. There are a few options as to how to connect the parts, which is why two battery holders have been supplied. i.e. it allows you to supply the motor with either 3v or 6v. The motor is rated for 2v – 6v DC. The circuit for the most common connection (6v operation) is shown below. This shows how the parts should be connected to allow the motor gearbox arrangement to be driven at variable speed in both directions. This uses two of the 4 available outputs on the MotorBee. If you only needed single direction, variable speed operation then only one output would be used (see MotorBee Manual for details). For those that are not familiar with circuit diagrams the connection arrangement is also shown in the photo.
|Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
|To download a copy of the user manual for this pack, right click on the link on the right and choose "save target as". This will allow you to download a PDF copy of the manual||
| To download a copy of the user
manual for this board, right click on the link on the
right and choose "save target as". This will allow you to
download a PDF copy of the manual
|To download a copy of the data sheet for the Motor gearbox, right click on the link on the right and choose "save target as". This will allow you to download a PDF copy of the manual||
Motor Gearbox Data Sheet
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