Please join us for an introduction to the wide world of motors and mechanical systems for use in kinetic and robotic artworks!
We’ll cover basic motor and solenoid types, play with examples of each type of motor and talk about which ones are suitable where. We’ll look at some basic mechanical parts and systems like shaft collars, slip rings, gears, belts, and pulleys. We’ll also talk about sourcing components, creative reuse of found materials, material selection, and building for durability. This class will not go in depth on motor control or electronics but will be geared toward the electro-mechanical side of robotics.