Motors & Wheels

To make your robot mobile, you will need motors, wheels, casters or tracks. There are a plethora of motors to choose from: tiny pager motors, servo motors, linear motors, stepper motors and DC geared motors. Tiny pager motors have an off-centre weight attached to the drive shaft, so when the motor spins, the motor vibrates. These type of motors are used in pagers and mobile phones to vibrate alerting the owner of a call or message.

Servo motors are DC motors with built in gearing and feedback control loop circuitry. They are used for RC planes and boats. Servos rotate about 90 to 180 degrees making them ideal for robot arms, legs and sensor panning. For wheel rotation you will need a continuous rotation servomotor, either by modifying a standard servo yourself or purchase the available ready "factory modified" servo. Linear actuators in contrast to conventional motors, create motion in a straight line. DC motors are rated at the most efficient running voltage. Apply power to both terminals and the motor will spin. Reverse the voltage wires and it will spin in the opposite direction. Small motors require a switch, but larger motors require a motor controller to perform more complex tasks.

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  1. Industrial Torxis Servos
    Torxis Industrial Servos Product Code: IND_TORXIS
    As low as £352.90 £294.08
  2. 0.5 RPM Gear Motor
    0.5 RPM Gear Motor Product Code: 638142
    £29.60 £24.67
  3. 1 RPM Gear Motor side view
    1 RPM Gear Motor Product Code: 638150
    £29.60 £24.67
  4. 1,621 RPM HD Premium Planetary Gear Motor (638266)
    1,621 RPM HD Premium Planetary Gear Motor (638266) Product Code: 638286
    £47.38 £39.48
  5. 1.27mm Pitch Micro Connector for GM15
    1.27mm Pitch Micro Connector for GM15 Product Code: FPINGM15
    £1.61 £1.34
  6. 100:1 Mini Metal Gear Motor
    100:1 Mini Metal Gear Motor Product Code: GM12A
    £16.34 £13.62
  7. 100:1 Mini Metal Sealed Gear Motor
    100:1 Mini Metal Sealed Gear Motor Product Code: GM20
    £16.34 £13.62
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  8. 100mm Aluminium Single Omni Wheel for ball balance Ballbot
    100mm Aluminium Single Omni Wheel for ball balance Ballbot Product Code: 14179
    £127.32 £106.10
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  9. 100mm Double Aluminium Omni Wheel w/Bearing Rollers
    100mm Double Aluminium Omni Wheel w/Bearing Rollers Product Code: 14054
    £53.34 £44.45
  10. 100mm Double Plastic Omni Wheel w/Bearing
    100mm Double Plastic Omni Wheel w/Bearing Product Code: 14041
    £34.62 £28.85
    Out of stock
  11. 100mm Wheel
    100mm Wheel Product Code: WHEEL100
    £9.30 £7.75
  12. 10:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor
    10:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor Product Code: 999
    £15.12 £12.60
  13. 10mm Nexus Robot Hub 18009
    10mm Nexus Robot Hub 18009 Product Code: 18009
    £9.36 £7.80
  14. 110 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    110 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638110
    £11.83 £9.86
  15. 116 RPM Premium Planetary Gear Motor (638252)
    116 RPM Premium Planetary Gear Motor (638252) Product Code: 638252
    £33.16 £27.63
  16. 170 RPM Econ Gear Motor
    117 RPM Econ Gear Motor Product Code: 638354
    £16.52 £13.77
  17. 118 RPM HD Premium Planetary Gear Motor (638276)
    118 RPM HD Premium Planetary Gear Motor (638276) Product Code: 638276
    £47.38 £39.48
  18. 125mm Wheel
    125mm Wheel Product Code: WHEEL125
    £17.84 £14.87
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  19. 127mm Double Aluminium Omni Wheel
    127mm Double Aluminium Omni Wheel Product Code: 14075
    £45.00 £37.50
  20. 12mm Nexus Robot Hub 18010
    12mm Nexus Robot Hub 18010 Product Code: 18010
    £9.36 £7.80
  21. 130 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC
    130 RPM Micro Gearmotor 6-12VDC Product Code: 638114
    £11.83 £9.86
  22. 150:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor LP 6V
    150:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor LP 6V Product Code: 1097
    £15.35 £12.79
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