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How to program a small electric motor? Answered

I want to start a small simple vending machine project, yet its not clear to me how can i program a small motor to respond in a certain way when the relevant events are triggered, i mean what are the hardware necessary for me to be able to comunicate with the actuator (the motor), and which type of motors are best suitable for such projects? Thnx!

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Orngrimm

19 days ago

Motors react to current flowing thru them.
Voltage needed for the necessary current and powertype (AC/DC) depending on your motor.
WAY too low information content has been given for a better answer...

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SanousiOrngrimm

Reply 19 days ago

Thank you for your respond.
Actually i have a mechanical engineering background, fairly good. But how to deal with electronics and specially what knowledge needed to manipulate the dynamics of an e motor(either ac or dc), it just i couldn't find the right path to figure out what exactly needed! One thing i know ther is a programm that need to be writen and then uploaded to a hardware and this hardware send the right pulses to the actuator to perform the dynamic written in the program. If i was correct, then what is the program language, and how to upload the program to the corresponding hardware (PLC i think!) And what kind of connections needed to comunicate with motor?

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OrngrimmSanousi

Reply 17 days ago

Only one example possible:
An Arduino is programmed in C-Language. You send out PWM-Pulses and amplify them in a MOSFET-Circuit. H-Bridge configuration preferabely if you use a DC Motor. Supplyvoltage of Motor and current of motor according the specs of the motor.
Read up on
- Arduino
- C Programming language
- MOSFET
- H-Bridge schematic

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ballin55028

Best Answer 19 days ago

Probably going to need a DC drive, micro PLC controller, some relays and pushbuttons. understanding ladder logic is a plus.