Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2
1  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 10, 2013, 09:37:57 am
It is from a westpoint frontloader washing machine
2  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 10, 2013, 08:59:11 am
I know I was hoping this one was going to be a universal motor, I will be doing some hunting in for a universal one

Thanks
3  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 10, 2013, 08:23:59 am
I could not find any brushes so I did research on the type it had written on it (don't know why I didn't do that earlier) and found out that it is an induction motor

Thanks for the help
4  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 10, 2013, 01:53:40 am
I was really hoping that it wasn't but thanks for the help
5  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 09, 2013, 12:45:47 pm
Here you go. I tried taking pictures of the places that I thought were important.
6  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 08, 2013, 08:39:56 am
Sounds like mine is a universal motor, so I have 1 more questions.
Where is the best place to learn how to make a TRIAC circuit for speed control?
7  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Re: Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 07, 2013, 11:52:58 pm
Sorry if this is a stupid question but I have never worked with ac motors so how do I tell the difference between a universal motor and an induction motor?
8  Using Arduino / Motors, Mechanics, and Power / Controlling a 220 volt ac motor on: August 07, 2013, 02:10:19 pm
Hi,

I am planning on controlling the speed of a 220 volt, 170 watt, 3.5 amp AC motor, that I salvaged from a washing machine so I assume that it is 3 phase, that will get the required readings from a flex sensor with regards to speed.
Now my question is how would this be done, I did some reading on the internet and read about people using TRIAC circuits to this but I unfortunately don't fully understand this so if it is a plausible method with the flex sensors please inform me as what needs to be done and if not please still inform me as what needs to be done.

Thanks.
9  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Connect wixel wireless transceiver withoutwixel shield HELP on: April 13, 2013, 02:57:28 pm
I found a link for how to connect the wixel without the shield, if you need it here it is:
www.pololu.com/docs/0J46/5.b
10  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Connect wixel wireless transceiver without wixel shield HELP on: April 13, 2013, 02:55:26 pm
I found a link for how to connect the wixel without the shield, if you need it here it is:
www.pololu.com/docs/0J46/5.b
11  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Re: Connect wixel wireless transceiver withoutwixel shield HELP on: April 13, 2013, 02:42:14 pm
Sorry about that,

Here is the sparkfun link for it:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10665

Here is a link for the pin layout:
www.pololu.com/picture/view/0J3343

And here is a link for a project where a guy uses a similar layout but with an uno and computer:
 
www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Arduino-Robot-using-Wixel-Transc/
12  Using Arduino / Networking, Protocols, and Devices / Connect wixel wireless transceiver withoutwixel shield HELP on: April 12, 2013, 11:00:53 pm
Please tell me if this would work.

What I want to do is be able to transfer
readings that I get from a flex sensor on an
arduino uno r3 which will be connected to a wixel
 wireless transceiver and transmit it to a wixel
 connected to an  arduino uno r3 where it will
 read the values and know how fast to turn a
 motor.

Here is the catch I want to connect the wixel to
 the arduinos without the shield, mainly for
financial purposes, this is how I will connect it:
Wixel GND pin -----> Arduino GND pin
Wixel VIN pin -----> Arduino 5V pin
Wixel TX pin P1_6 -----> Arduino RX
Wixel RX pinP1_7 ------> Arduino TX

Also I would like to know if I could make those
connections on the fio so that I could replace one
 uno board, and would the wixel work connected
 to the 3V3 pin of the fio?

If it is possible but not how I planned it please
inform me as to what changes must be made.
Thanks.
13  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Connect wixel wireless transceiver without wixel shield HELP on: April 11, 2013, 02:41:08 pm
Please tell me if this would work.

What I want to do is be able to transfer readings that I get from a flex sensor on an arduino uno r3 which will be connected to a wixel wireless transceiver and transmit it to a wixel connected to an  arduino uno r3 where it will read the values and know how fast to turn a motor.

Here is the catch I want to connect the wixel to the arduinos without the shield, mainly for financial purposes, this is how I will connect it:

Wixel GND pin -----> Arduino GND pin
Wixel VIN pin -----> Arduino 5V pin
Wixel TX pin P1_6 -----> Arduino RX
Wixel RX pinP1_7 ------> Arduino TX

Also I would like to know if I could make those connections on the fio so that I could replace one uno board, and would the wixel work connected to the 3V3 pin of the fio?

If it is possible but not how I planned it please inform me as to what changes must be made.

Thanks.
14  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Wirelessly control motor HELP on: April 08, 2013, 07:50:13 am
Thanks I have decided to use 2 arduino boards as I can't seem to find a way to do it with just one.
15  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Wirelessly control motor HELP on: April 07, 2013, 01:41:57 pm
All I want to know is can what was explained in my last posts be done with one arduino board or will I need 2.
Pages: [1] 2