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Motor Selection Help
Working on a project and need help on finding a motor suitable for it.

So I am terrible when it comes to waking up and it's affecting my college grades. While wondering how to fix this problem I had an idea about a week ago to try and remedy this - a set of sheets that have "drawstrings" in the sides that will pull back when my smart-plug turns on at the time my alarm would go off. The smart-plug has two motors plugged in; each motor is attached to one string. The problem is that I have no knowledge of motors and what's good for what type of project. If someone with knowledge in this area would like to help me that would be wonderful!

Regards,
Ashton

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You would need a substantial amount of current to supply two motors with enough horsepower to pull blankets off, I don't think your smart plug could supply that.

The other challenges are numerous such as limit switches, overload protection and programing. If you have the skills to design a control circuit with PLC, it would make the job easier. You sure that is something you want to pursue?

Chuck

I would use a "gearhead" motor for an experiment like you describe. You may want something with adequate power, but not enough to be dangerous...

For example:

http://www.mpja.com/12VDC-30-RPM-Gearhead-Motor/productinfo/32204+MD/