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where can I buy a motor, lipo, esc and arduino? Answered

I am building a device that goes around a track at set times and am not sure what I need and where I should buy it. I know that it must be able to reach 2000rpm to achieve the quickest time required but don't know which motor would be best.The fastest speed the device will need to travel is 10m/s. I have also been told that I will need an arduino, esc and lipo. I am a beginner and don't know where to start. Any responses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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alex cooke

4 years ago

The track is fixed and it needs to make turns. I don't intend for it to be wireless control as I want to set the time for it to complete the track on the device beforehand. 10m/s is the fastest it needs to go but it also needs to go much slower for when I want it to go round the track in a slower time.I have been told that the components above will allow me to achieve this but haven't done anything like this before so have no idea what type of components I specifically need to get. I live in the UK for those asking. I hope this makes things clearer and if this changes any of your answers please let me know.

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Wired_Mist

4 years ago

Is this a fixed track? I don't see why you would need an arduino unless it needed to make turns. Even for speed control you would need some wireless gear to control it.

As per componects, try www.Sparkfun.com even if you don't go there for this project they have some really cool Breakout Boards for someone who wants to learn Arduino. Sounds kind of cool though, hope to hear back :)

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rickharris

4 years ago

And you live in?

Hobbyking operate world wide and have most of what you need.

You will only need the ESC if your using a brushless motor (rather over kill I would think.)

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seandogue

4 years ago

If you happen to be in the USA Radio shack comes to mind for most or all of the required components. (erm except the lipo...not sure if they sell lipos)

For a "nice" motor, lipos ()or soimilar) etc, I'd recommend visiting Digikey, mouser, or one of the many many other online electronics distributors. Ebay also comes to mind.

In any case, the nicer the components (ingoing the Arduino, since it's basically a fixed quantity) nicer means more cash outlay. fyi...

For fast motors designed for scale cars, trucks, etc, look to online RC hobby shops.

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steveastrouk

4 years ago

Cheap brushed DC motor. You won't need an ESC.