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How to calculate torque required for transport motor? Answered

I'm planning on making my own Segway. My biggest design problem right now is my motors. I need to find the torque needed to move them. I'm thinking an equation like this would use the radius of the wheels, the mass of the rider, etc. How do I find the torque needed to move this Segway? Bonus points if you can point me to a place to get one of these motors. I don't want to spend more than $20 each for the 2 motors. Thanks.

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lemonie
lemonie

8 years ago

How much can you spend on gyroscopes, control systems and batteries?

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4lifenerdfighter
4lifenerdfighter

Answer 8 years ago

I'm using wii motion plus, arduino, and haven't chosen batteries yet. So costs on these are zero because I already have them.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 8 years ago

gyroscopes, and power-control?

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4lifenerdfighter
4lifenerdfighter

Answer 8 years ago

I don't know what you mean by power-control, but gyroscopes are in the wii motion plus.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 8 years ago

Ah, nice idea to use the wii. The power-control is what handles the electricity to the motors; you need to silicon semiconductors, they cost money.

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4lifenerdfighter
4lifenerdfighter

Answer 8 years ago

I'm going to use Arduino Motor Shield to control the motors.

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

Did you search first?  here

The Segway claims to have 2hp available. 

There are 746 watts to the hp

Your not going to get that for $20!!

Apparently to buy the parts off the shelf you looking at about half the cost of buying a Segway so i would start saving or make a model.