I have recently taken apart a few old DVD drives to see if there were any stepper motors available for a Raspberry Pi project I am currently working on. When I opened one of the older drives I found a motor which was unlike the others as it only seemed to have two wires going directly to the coils. Is this a standard DC motor? If this is a standard DC motor, how would I connect this to the RPi ports? Is there a procedure for this for example, checking coil resistance and then determining resistor sizes required to be in series with the motor or can I just directly connect the red wire to the positive output of the RPi and the black wire to ground? Please see the following links to images for this: s46.photobucket.com/user/suraj1793/media/IMG_2365_zps136cb5ba.jpg.html?filters[user]=141636453&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=1 s46.photobucket.com/user/suraj1793/media/IMG_2366_zpsaf5ed524.jpg.html?filters[user]=141636453&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0 s46.photobucket.com/user/suraj1793/media/IMG_2364_zpse39a413e.jpg.html?filters[user]=141636453&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=2 I am new to working with motors and have very little experience with electronics therefore, would greatly appreciate some help with this. Thanks.