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Scouts and Simple Motor Controllers

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PowerPoint Presentation (PDF Format):
Designing and Building a Simple Motor Controller

 


This is a simple, nifty, hands-on experiment that may be performed with little expense at home. Light bulbs act as simple switches to control the rotation of the rotor. With a twist of a bulb or two, the rotor of the motor rotates clockwise, counter clockwise, or just stops. Watch the brightness of the bulbs change as you control the motion of your rotor. A parts list is provided at the end of the presentation.

 

Note: Keep in mind that the performance of your controller may change when substituting bulbs listed with other bulbs.

 
 
 
   
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