What’s this? A record player for ants?? Not at all! This is a CD/DVD Spindle Motor, that thing that’s inside a CD or DVD player, that turns the disc around really fast. These motors have some great benefits that make them easier to use than ‘130’ style DC hobby motors.
For one, they’re mostly flat on the end, so you can tape or glue it to a flat surface easily.
They are well balanced, don’t vibrate a lot which makes them nice and quiet compared to most other motors (they’re not totally silent)
They spin fast, about 3500 RPM at full power – can PWM the motor driver to reduce speed
20 mA free running current, 400mA stalled.
The motor is rated at 5.9V max. You can use 3V to 6V DC, the speed and torque may vary
They’ve already got a plastic hub on em, so it’s super easy to attach whatever you like
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.