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Just4lol

Feb 6, 2023
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Hello,

I have a project idea for something wearable and part of it would need to spin and I need it to be as thin as possible. I have a lot to learn about electronics.

In a nutshell, I just want to make something spin like a watch, and as light as a watch wand, without the "watch logic".

My first idea was to look for watch motors and see how they worked and if I could buy some and do some testing with them. I saw that they were called lavet-type stepping motors but to my surprise, it does not look like I can buy them online...

So besides me going to a dollar store and finding cheap watches I could rip apart and see if I can make something out of them, do you have any other ideas?
 

Bluejets

Oct 5, 2014
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The controller you'll have to make would be many times larger than the motor.
No good thinking along your current lines as it would all be encased within a microcontroller with little chance of "tapping in".
Simplist and smallest would be the small dc vibrator motors out of phones or tail rotor motors on micro size $20 helicopters.
Thin not possible, perhaps rethink around what is available instead of "Flash Gordon" devices.
 
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