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Programable Vibrating Motor

11/04/2011 4:12 PM

Im looking for a small, programable vibrating motor that I can program to vibrate every 30 minutes. This motor should be self-contained and able to fit to the back of a wristwatch or other jewelry. Any idea where I could get this motor?

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11/04/2011 4:45 PM

A vibrating pager might be a good starting point for adapting to your app.

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11/04/2011 5:16 PM

Looking for something small enough to fit on the back of a bracelet

Possibly the motor used to make pagers.

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11/04/2011 5:37 PM

Or, cell phones. They are rather small. Then all you have to do is have someone call you every 1/2 hour.

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11/04/2011 4:49 PM

I think you may be trying to be a little too specific. Any small motor can be made into a vibrating motor with a small off centered weight attached to the shaft.

These look promising. http://www.vibratormotor.com/guide-table.htm

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11/04/2011 7:38 PM
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11/04/2011 10:23 PM

Get a used pager with vibrate. They have a small 1.5 volt motor with an off center weight on it - this makes the vibration.

They buy a small timer kit from Ramsey electronics and make an interval timer to run it as you wish. The vibrator motors can be bought as a spare part as well.

buy one here

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11/04/2011 10:24 PM

Here's a useful place to choose from a variety of vibrator motors at low cost:

http://www.surplustraders.net/a/0185.shtml

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11/05/2011 3:33 PM

Thanks! Looks like a good place to begin!

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11/05/2011 11:10 AM

Tear apart an old cell phone.

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11/07/2011 4:57 AM

Don't know if you get these in the States, but you can get Oral-B_pulsar toothbrushes for about £3 ($5) over here. They are almost indistinguishable from a normal unpowered toothbrush but the handle is just fat enough to hold an AAA battery.

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