Build Piezo Motors on PCB

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Sambuchi
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Build Piezo Motors on PCB

Post by Sambuchi » Thu May 21, 2009 4:20 am

I thought this was neat.
Turn your PCB into a motor!

http://www.pcbmotor.com/default.aspx?CMSID=125

Seeing that spinning coffee cup tells me its about that time! :D

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Re: Build Piezo Motors on PCB

Post by MrAl » Thu May 21, 2009 5:26 am

Hi,

Looks very interesting. They give a free sample (shipping 8 EUR) but it's sure not a particularly simple
motor to drive, requiring two transformers to step the voltage up to 100 to 200 volts sine quadrature.
They have kits with driver board, about 200 EUR.
LEDs vs Bulbs, LEDs are winning.

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Re: Build Piezo Motors on PCB

Post by jwax » Fri May 22, 2009 2:08 pm

I'm having trouble understanding their prices.
A roll of 2" tape, 50 meters long is over $100 USD.
http://www.pcbmotor.com/pl/Rotor_Accessories__20.aspx
Other prices similarly over the top.

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