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Mains Power Load Sensing Automatic Switch -  WARNING:  This circuit requires experience with mains wiring.  Do not attempt construction unless experienced and capable.  Death or serious injury may result from incorrect wiring.   __ Designed by Rod Elliott  ESP

Maximite Stepper Motor Interface -  This simple circuit and program listing allows the Maximite microcomputer  (SILICON CHIP, March-May 2011) to control a stepper motor.  It could be expanded to allow for the control of multiple motors, with four of the Maximite’s external I/O pins used to control each motor with identical driver circuits.  A ULN2003 Darlington transistor array  (IC1) switches

MD-4 8031 Microcontroller Motor driver kit -  The MD4 is a stepper motor driver design utilizing the 80C31 microcontroller.  The design is very similar to the MD-2 stepper motor driver board except that this board has an on-board +5V regulator so it does not require a dual voltage power supply to run.  It uses two Allegro UDN2540B ICs to driver the stepper motors.  The U1 is 8031AH microcontroller which can be replaced with any 80C32, 87C51, 87C52 or flash base microcontroller 89C51, 89C52 families.   __ Designed by www.wzmicro.com

Measure Small Current in DC Servo Motor -  12/06/01 EDN-Design Ideas - The simple Circuit design in Figure 1 lets you measure all components of a current flowing in a dc servo motor.  The rectified output of the circuit uses ground as a reference, so you can measure the output by using a single-ended A/D converter.  The current-sense resistor, R1, has a value of 0.1Ω  __ Circuit Design by Shyam Tiwari

MicroPower Solar Engine -  A 'micro power solar engine' has been a goal since my introduction to BEAM Robotics.  I believe that if there wasn't one before, I there is one now.  What I'm presenting to you looks very similar to one of the circuits found in Steven Bolt's web pages.  As you will see, I made only minor changes to that design and not without help.   __ Designed by Ken Huntington

Micro-step driver-connect a bipolar steppe Motor to a PC through the parallel port -  This circuit allows to connect a bipolar step motor to a personal computer through the parallel port.  The circuit is, for safety reasons, optically isolated from the PC and it allows to manage motors up to 3A for phase.  Moreover, the digital interface allows to connect up to six motors to a single PC parallel port. __ Designed by © Vincenzo Villa

Microstepping stepper Motor driver with PBM3960 & TEA3720 -  This Microstepping motor driver offers a short cut to get familiar with microstepping.  It is a complete system to driver the bipolar stepper motor in micro-stepping mode as well as the half step and full step modes.  This board is built around the Ericsson PBM3960  (NJR NJU39610) microstepping controller and TEA3718 stepper motor driver __ Contact: info @ wzmicro.com

Miller solar engine -  The Miller solar engine uses a 1381* voltage detector  (a.  k.  a.  , a voltage supervisor) IC to drive a voltage-based  (type 1) solar engine.  The 1381 is normally used to reset CPUs and Micros when the power supply drops too low for reliable operation.  So 1381s detect and switch when the input voltage crosses the rated upper and lower threshold voltages.  The upper- and lower-switching voltages are slightly overlapped so that the turn-on voltage is a few hundred mV above the turn-off voltage.  This hysteresis keeps input noise  (around the switching threshold) from resulting in multiple output cycles as the transition occurs.   __ Contact: Eric Seale

Mini Drill Variable Power Supply -  T1 steps down AC voltage from 115VAC  (Tony van Roon's or 220VAC) to about 8VAC and is then rectified via bridge rectifier BR1 to about 11.52Vdc.  C1 filters off the AC ripple.  If you find the circuit output too noisy add another electrolytic capacitor over the output terminals.  Value can be between 10 and 100uF/25V.  The output voltage is variable with the 10K-potentiometer while keeping the current constant __ Designed by Tony van Roon  VA3AVR

Miniature Real-Time Controller -  My long history homeuse controller, a Miniature Real-time Controller controls night light, A/C, household appliances with programmable scheduler.  Modified source code and hex file for year 2002 readout.  New source code in c program.   __ Designed by Wichit Sirichote

Modify Servo Motor for Continuous Movement -  Servo motors are widely used in precise control applications, but most of them can rotate up to 180 degrees only.  Presented here is a process for modifying servo motors so that...__ Electronics Projects for You

More stepping Motors -  There are so many ways to drive a stepper motor, Here is another circuit that use 74LS194 4 bit bi-directional universal shift register as a phase generator and UDN2543B to drive the unipolar stepper motor.  U1 74LS04 provide the necessary clock pulse for the circuit.  S1 is the direction selection switch and S2 turns ON/OFF the motor.   __ Designed by www.wzmicro.com

MOSFET switch provides efficient AC/DC conversion -  02/17/00 EDN-Design Ideas - Occasionally, you have access to a transformer for powering a dc circuit, but its output voltage is much higher than that required for the dc voltage.  The full-wave-rectified and filtered output of an ac input voltage V X , is V DC =1.414V X-2V F , where V F is the forward drop in the rectifier  (approximately 0.7V) .    __ Circuit Design by Spehro Pephany, Trexon Inc, Toronto, ON, Canada - February 17, 2000

MOSFET, Inverter 12 volt unit -  A Very Reliable, Efficient and Practical Design.  Do Not ask how to Build this for Power ratings over 1000 watts, That is NOT Practical.   __ Designed by G.L. Chemelec

Motor Control through PWM -  Motion control plays a vital role in industrial automation.  It is required in manufacturing plants of industries like chemical, pharmaceutical, plastic and textile.  And it may be a flat-belt application, flow-control...__ Electronics Projects for You

Motor controller operates without tachometer feedback -  12/09/99  EDN-Design Ideas - Speed controllers have long exploited the reverse-EMF characteristics of dc motors to control their speed.  These linear driver circuits use power op amps to create a negative resistance drive to the motor that counteracts the voltage drop in the motor's s __ Circuit Design by Bruce Trump

Motor driver-74*245-based  -  A simple, time-honored approach is to use one or more 74*245 chips  (normally74AC245 is used for maximum current capability) to provide motor drive current.  Here, each channel of drive power is provided by one or more buffer onchip.   __ Designed by Wilf Rigter

Motor PWM -  The speed of a motor can be adjusted by this circuit, from 5% to 95%.  __ 555-Timer

Motor Speed Control -  This circuit will allow you to control the speed of an AC motor, for example an electric drill.  The way that this circuit works is as follows.  The bridge rectifier produces dc voltage from the 120vac line.  A portion on this current passes through the 10K ohm pot.  The circuit comprised of the 10k pot, the two 100 ohm resistors and the 50uf capacitors delivers gate drive of the SCR.  The diode D1 protects the circuit from reverse voltage spikes.  The ratings of the bridge rectifier and the SCR should be 25 amps and PIV 600 volts.  The diode D1 should be rated for 2 amps with PIV of 600 volts.  The

Motor Speed Regulator -  This circuit regulates the speed of a small drill motor I use for PC board work.  It is much handier for delicate work than a larger AC powered tool.  The tool I have came with a useless 9 volt AC adapter.  The motor would whine at high RPMs unloaded, but wo __ Designed by Andrew R. Morris

Motor-control scheme yields four positions with two outputs -  02/07/02 EDN-Design Ideas - Figure 1 shows how to position a mechanical device into four discrete positions but with only two free outputs and one free input from the control system.  The position depends on a set of cams and four corresponding limit switches.  The 24V-dc motor comes with a worm gear.  Darlington transistors Q3 to Q6 and resistors R7 to R12 form an H-bridge that drives the dc motor, M __ Circuit Design by Jean-Bernard Guiot, DCS AG, Allschwil, Switzerland

Motor-controller operates Without Tachometer Feedback -  12/09/99 EDN-Design Ideas - This circuit uses a back-EMF for motor speed controlling to make a voltage controlled motor speed controller / Speed controllers have long exploited the reverse-EMF characteristics of dc motors to control their speed.  These linear driver circuits use power op ampsPDF has several circuits, please scroll to this one __ Circuit Design by Bruce Trump, Burr-Brown Corp, Tucson, AZ

Motor-controller uses fleapower -  09/25/03  EDN-Design Ideas - A simple, permanent-magnet dc motor is an essential element in a variety of products, such as toys, servo mechanisms, valve actuators, robots, and automotive electronics.  In many of these applications, the motor must rotate in a gi __ Circuit Design by Anthony Smith, Scitech, Biddenham, Bedfordshire, UK

Motorized Video Camera Mount -  This article describes a motorized, waterproof mount for a miniature video camera.  If a suitable waterproof camera is used, this unit can be used outdoors.   __ Designed by G. Forrest Cook

MSP430 Stepper Motor Controller -  The stepper motor has a rotor with permanent magnets mounted on it, while the stator has a minimum of two windings.  When the rotor magnet aligns with the stator winding, the second winding is energized.  The two windings are turned on and off alternately; this causes the motor to lock on to the desired step position.  The direction of the current through the winding can also be reversed.   __ Designed by Texas Instruments App Notes, 30-Nov-04

Multiple voltage power supply -  Schematic only, no circuit description __ Designed by Andy Wilson

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