Saturday, 29 November 2014

Intro to motors

28 November 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Instructor’s name: David McGoran

This was a half day workshop - an introduction to electric motors and how they could be used in our work - the workshop started going over some examples of artists who use motors in their work then going through the different types of motors before being shown how to use the power supplies safely and testing wiring up some of the motors.

Types of motors we covered
  • Small DC motors 
  • Large powerful DC motors 
  • Stepper motors
  • Servo Motors 
  • Solenoids
  • Voice coils
Understanding electricity
  • Voltage, Current and Resistance
  • Using Power supplies safely 
  • Wiring and connecting motors to power
  • Batteries