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August 7, 2014 AT 2:00 pm

Instructions and Motor Controls for a 3D Printed DC Motor! #3DxEngineering #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Quite a feat of desktop witchery and Arduino smarts, this 3D printed brushless motor takes desktop 3D printing a little deeper from printing custom horns to tackling the motor itself. Can’t wait to see the customs robotics projects that emerge from this approach!

Intructions and Motor Controls for a 3D Printed DC Motor.

I designed and 3D printed a Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motor, and used an Arduino to control the motor. All parts of the motor, excluding magnets, solenoid wrapping wire, and hall effect sensors, were printed with a Makerbot Replicator 2. The video shows the completed working motor.

This instructable is available as a pdf here along with cad files and the program for motor control.

Motor control program for arduino:

https://github.com/pi-track/3Dmotor.git

Feel free to use the files, comment, change the design, or do whatever you please with this!

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