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how do i use a hdd motor please help i need it asap?

i wish to use a hard drive i have putted apart as a generator i need to find out how to power my motor to spin magnets inbetween the disks around coils to generate more power that i use.

Omega27 years ago
Wrong HDD motor is not spepper(even if theoretically there is little diference) 

HDD motor is just sensorless brushless motor, so you can use any suitable controller to drive it.

p.s. if you attempt to make perpetum mobile better drop that idea
frollard8 years ago
The motor in a hdd is a type of stepper motor - it takes a very specific pulsed power to run. There are plenty of simple motors you can build...with instructables already on here.