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Fast and powerful motor needed BUT it needs to be small

  1. Jul 9, 2012 #1
    Fast and powerful motor needed BUT it needs to be small!!!!

    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to make an invention of my own but for this i need a fast and powerful motor but it has to be very flat and small something that can be attached to the arm. Any suggestions of such a motor. I've had some luck with a hybrid stepper motor, Tamagawa's TS3218, but I'm not sure if it will have enough speed or torque for my invention.

    HELP???!!!!!!
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2012 #2

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    Re: Fast and powerful motor needed BUT it needs to be small!!!!

    Welcome to PF, Shaan.
    I probably can't help you, but I'm sure that many of us who might try would like a bit more information. We don't want you to divulge anything that would compromise a future patent application, but your question is a bit vague. For instance, in what manner does the motor have to be attached to "the arm"? What, in fact, is "the arm"? Is this to be from mains or a battery? (I know that the 3218 is 5 or 12 VDC, but that can be from either source.)
     
  4. Jul 9, 2012 #3
    Re: Fast and powerful motor needed BUT it needs to be small!!!!

    Well I am basically trying to recreate the spiderman string shooter for a personal project. For this I thought I would use a motor and wrap a string around it, however I have just thought of making something that can become pressurized and cause maybe a sticky nylon material to be shot off. In both cases I need a small but powerful motor that can be attached to the arm but is light enough to carry.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2012 #4

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    Re: Fast and powerful motor needed BUT it needs to be small!!!!

    Shooting string for more than a few feet is not limited by the motor, but by the air drag on the string being extended.
    A possible solution would be to imbed your string in a water jet, that would give you a good impulse and save you having to invent a mechanical string shooter.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2012 #5

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    Re: Fast and powerful motor needed BUT it needs to be small!!!!

    I actually designed a set of web-shooters about 30 years ago. (Huge Spidey fan. :redface:)
    It never crossed my mind to use motors, though. Mine used Crossman CO2 cartridges.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2012 #6
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    I want to design a mechanical one, just like one spiderman has. However Im going tobe hopefully creating a couple of try outs of other ideas before I go for my last one. I need to be able to shoot a string from up to 20 to 30, thanks for the CO2 Cartridge Idea I think that maybe the way forward in this project danger. Still need an Idea that will shoot a wet stringy material up to 30 feet.
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2012 #8
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    Whow this is amazing, this is exactly what I needed thank you Danger, anymore good ides on this?
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 #9

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    Re: Fast and powerful motor needed BUT it needs to be small!!!!

    Well, the Marvel explanation is that the web fluid is a sheer-thinning material. Ie: it is liquid under pressure, and solidifies when released.
    I don't really want to expand too much upon mine for two reasons. One is that I never actually built the thing due to a couple of obstacles that I didn't bother to sort out. (I have ADD big-time, so I tend to lose interest in projects.) I therefore do not know for sure whether or not it would work. It was based upon the interface polymerization of nylon 6-10. Three .75mm strands thereof would be ejected twisting around each other at a couple of hundred rpm, with a stream of Super Glue 3 squirted up the middle.
    Aside from the parts that I didn't work out (such as purging the interface chamber between firings, and the need to wear Teflon gloves), I also designed it to be lethal. Closeup anti-mugging device, with about a 3 metre range.
     
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