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Help with what type of motor I should get Answered

Ok well I've made a cord/wire reel for a 30m long internet cord, that I use for my xbox 360. I made it using 2 of those cd stacks holders. like this:
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Then put a cut half newspaper over so that the cord doesn't have to make tiny circles.

It's really annoying when I reel the cord back in cause I have to turn the reel or else the cord gets twisted. I cant just grab the cord and wrap it around the reel. If you dont get what I mean then think of it as if you had pack up some string so you grab the string in one hand and use the the other to wrap it around. Thats what I cant do instead I have to rotated the hand thats holding the string other wise the cord gets twisted.

So what I thought was that I could either get a motor that reels it in for me and I can also pull it out without damaging the motor or I could use something that you use to reel in a garden hose.

The cord and the reel way a tiny bit over 1kg.

Any ideas on what motor I shouldget or how to build the reel in thingy.

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tech-king
tech-king

13 years ago

so-so. maybe not like a radio-shack thing, but definitly not somthing uber-powerful. the emphasis is on torque, not speed.

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Protolisk
Protolisk

Reply 13 years ago

alright thx

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tech-king
tech-king

13 years ago

maybe a cheap ac motor and a belt connected to the winding spool?

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Protolisk
Protolisk

Reply 13 years ago

any idea of how powerful?