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Anyone know how to rig up a small scale belt driven axel system for an altoids racer? Answered

Alright, so here's my idea. i have a small dc motor, i don't know specifics on it, however, my plan is to fit it, as well as a 9v battery with a on/off switch. i also have a ton of other pretty cool ideas for it. i also plan to have 2 axles with one(or both) attatched to the motor. this is where i run into snags. i thought of rubber bands for a belt driven system, but the only rubber bands i can find are too big. i tried modifying the length of the rubber band by using gorilla glue but that just made the rubber band brittle. anyone have any ideas? thanks it'd help out alot

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mutantpoptart

Best Answer 8 years ago

You might try to find some belts for cassete players, or from a VCR, or BETA player. If all else fails here's a link to a nice gearhead motor that might work for your project!

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UrbanEngineer93mutantpoptart

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks! just out of curiosity, do you guys think the rubberband from broccoli or somthing would work? because basicly i took a motor from a handheld fan and i already have 2 metal rods for axles so i only need to hook up one belt to one axle. thanks again!

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mutantpoptartUrbanEngineer93

Answer 8 years ago

Here is a link showing the physics behind a flat belt on a pulley for low speeds.

It might work if you use a potentiometer as a rheostat to control your motor speed so you can adjust it accordingly.