Silent motors for robot

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arino
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Silent motors for robot

Post by arino » Tue May 26, 2015 8:52 am

Hi guys

I need your advice for my project. I am building a rover which should be as silent as whispering since it should run all day in my flat.
Do you have stepper motors (in total 4) which could drive a rover of the size of the Nomad 4WD this silent? Precision is not important.

Thank you very much for any help.

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Re: Silent motors for robot

Post by Ross Robotics » Tue May 26, 2015 11:30 am

You can purchase quiet motors, but that really won't help much when everything else will be making all the noise. Like, gears, plastic wheels/tires, etc...
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Re: Silent motors for robot

Post by arino » Tue May 26, 2015 12:11 pm

I totally agree. Nevertheless, that doesn't answer my question ;) My question is if sparkfun has stepper motors and a controller which can work that silently.

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Re: Silent motors for robot

Post by Ross Robotics » Tue May 26, 2015 2:58 pm

If the product description doesn't have Silent in it, then it's probably not.. What size motor and at what voltage?
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Re: Silent motors for robot

Post by arino » Thu May 28, 2015 8:59 am

Voltage between 3-12V, size doesn't matter.
Does anyone have experience with the sound level of the sparkfun stepper motors in microstepping mode?
I have another question: Does anybody know what types of stepper motors can be controlled with the TMC2100 driver IC from Trinamic in the stealthchop mode?

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Re: Silent motors for robot

Post by 60amp_relay » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:19 pm

The Actobotics/RobotZone precision gearmotors are amazingly quiet. https://www.sparkfun.com/categories/247

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