Linear PCB Actuator

An Open Source Linear PCB Actuator

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Inspired from my pcb motor project (, this project is aimed to make a very thin low-torque linear pcb actuator. 

The coils of this motors are made from 5/5mil coreless pcb windings. A 3d-printed rig with magnets is used to slide across the pcb and is actuated by the winding's magnetic field. 

 All design files for this project are also open source.

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  • PCB Design

    Carl Bugeja7 days ago 0 comments

    For this project i decided to used 5/5mil traces for the windings on 4-layers, adding to around 140 turns. This design choice makes the coils much bigger than the ones I used for my micro PCB motor ( which had 4/4mil traces and around 40 turns.

    The bellow 26.7 x 258.2 mm 4-layer pcb with the 12 coils was designed. Thank you for supporting this project.

  • Concept

    Carl Bugeja7 days ago 0 comments

    The last few weeks I've been thinking about designing a very thin low-torque linear actuator that using pcb trace windings similar my pcb motor project (

    My idea is to have 12 vertical coils and alternate their magnetic field and actuate a magnetic rig and slide across the pcb.

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