[Noisebridge-discuss] motor project help

pdbogen at cernu.us pdbogen at cernu.us
Wed Jun 26 22:25:26 UTC 2013


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 03:23:42PM -0700, pdbogen at cernu.us wrote:
> 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

Sorry, my reading skills are not up to par.

There /are/ some resources via googling "solenoid arduino," e.g. 
http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-solenoids-with-arduino/

A linear actuator might also be appropriate. I guess solenoids tend to be more 
powerful?

- Patrick
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