About For Books Motors for Makers: A Guide to Steppers, Servos, and Other Electrical Machines

  • 5 years ago
The First Maker-Friendly Guide to Electric Motors!Makers can do amazing things with motors. Yes, they re more complicated than some other circuit elements, but with this book, you can completely master them. Once you do, incredible new projects become possible., Unlike other books, Motors for Makers is 100% focused on what you can do. Not theory. Making.First, Matthew Scarpino explains how electric motors work and what you need to know about each major type: stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors., Next, he presents detailed instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black. All source code and design files are available for you to download from motorsformakers.com.From start to finish, you ll learn through practical examples, crystal-clear explanations, and photos. If you ve ever dreamed of what you could do with electric motors, stop dreaming...and start making!Understand why electric motors are so versatile and how they workChoose the right motor for any projectBuild the circuits needed to control each type of motorProgram motor control with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone BlackUse gearmotors to get the right amount of torqueUse linear motors to improve speed and precisionDesign a fully functional electronic speed control (ESC) circuitDesign your own quadcopterDiscover how electric motors work in modern electric vehicles--with a fascinating inside look at Tesla s patents for motor design and control!