How to Reverse a DC Motor Using Buttons.

Introduction: How to Reverse a DC Motor Using Buttons.

About: I am an electrical repair tech by day and an engineer by night, after work or free time.

In this short video I show you how to reverse a DC motor using buttons instead of a DPDT switch or any remote. Recently I wanted to make a DC motor spin in one direction and in the other direction for a project. I wanted to use buttons so the DPDT switch was out of the question, and I didn't want to program anything because the task I wanted to achieve didn't really require it. So I decided to keep it very very simple and use buttons. It takes 4 push buttons (two sets of two) and a motor and a battery. It's simplicity at its finest! I hope you can benefit from this enjoy :)

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    4 Comments

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    livingincodeyt
    livingincodeyt

    Tip 5 days ago

    Place both the same number switches together, and place wood over both of them. Now when you press the wood, it presses both switches for you. Looks cleaner on a diy

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    Levicat05
    Levicat05

    1 year ago

    I like your idea but I needs something more simple, I have this cheap electric 6v screwdriver and the forward and reverse assembly was crap!!!! So I ripped it of and even cut a few thing cause I thought the idea in my head would work.... But no it did not so I think I may just add some switch from a toy with three prongs and a push button. PS, it was supposed to have two so call "buttons"

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    jstone33065
    jstone33065

    4 years ago

    i want to make a similar circuit that only uses two buttons because i want constant back and forth motion...can someone share that circuit with me

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    Reffner
    Reffner

    8 years ago on Introduction

    If you're wanting to stick with solid state components, a relay would eliminate 2 of the buttons.