So before I ask, I just wanted to say this is my first time using arduino and really(outside of rc cars and choppers) motors as well. So be gentle!:)
Anyway, the motor in the link below is what I have to work with. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIENTAL-ELECTRIC-4IK25A-30LB-INDUCTION-MOTOR-INDUSTRIAL-FACTORY-MACHINES-TOOLS-/130732417877?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e70426355
What I want to do, is have that motor spin, but in random patterns. I want the direction of spinning to change randomly at adruino's discretion, and the speed to be random as well. As if it weren't hard enough, I would like to set a limit on how fast the motor can spin and have it spin at random/choppy speeds between the minimum speed and maximum speed. (in other words, let's say I want the max to be 50rpm. I would like to have it spin at random speeds and change directions randomly between 1 and 50rpm.) Is this possible?
I also have this motor
But as I am pretty new to motors, I am unsure of which one exactly I should use. I can't see me needing more than 80 revolutions per minute though. Thank you all!