[Noisebridge-discuss] motor project help

pdbogen at cernu.us pdbogen at cernu.us
Wed Jun 26 22:23:42 UTC 2013


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 03:21:23PM -0700, Phil Spitler wrote:
> Hi, I am looking for a motor to control via Arduino.
> 
> I know such a thing exists but am not sure exactly what it's called.
> 
> Basically it is a motor but instead of rotating a shaft it make the shaft go in and out.
> 
> It doesn't need to apply much pressure just a little tap.
> 
> I thought it might be called an actuator and is similar to a solenoid I suppose.
> 
> Any idea where I would find such a thing, what it would be called and how to control via Arduino.

IIRC, solenoid

- Patrick
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