Bill Gentles
Nov 17, 2016

Make it Move! Introduction to Motors for Artists

In this workshop, we’ll explain some basic principles of mechanics, then go on to explain how different types of motors work. We'll talk about how to select the right kind of motor to do the job. We'll talk about the mechanics of connecting the motor to whatever it is you want to move. Then we'll talk about some of the circuits needed to control different types of motors. We'll also discuss how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control speed and direction of DC motors, servomotors and stepper motors. We'll suggest good sources for all kinds of motors.

Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with different types of motors.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Time: 7-10pm

Location: InterAccess Studio (in the basement of 9 Ossington)

Registration Fee: 

$45 ( (With Annual Studio/Workshop Pass ) 

$60 (Regular)

Material Fee: $20

About the Instructor: Bill Gentles has worked for the past 40 years as a Biomedical Engineer. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has recently been shifting careers as he has discovered that what he really wanted to be when he grew up was an artist. He previously presented the motors workshop at Interaccess in 2011 and 2013. 

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