Provide Haptic feedback (with a small coin vibrating motor) for your MetaWear wearable project

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A vibrating motor attached to a MetaWear allows anyone to add haptic feedback to their product.

This coin vibrating motor, also known as a shaftless or pancake vibrator motor, is 10mm in diameter (and 2.7mm thick) and weights 0.9 grams.

Due to their small size and enclosed vibration mechanism, coin vibrating motors are a popular choice for many different applications.

Pancake motors are compact and convenient to use. They integrate into many designs, because they have no external moving parts, and can be affixed in place with the adhesive sticker on the back.

The required voltage for the MetaWear motor is 3V (60mA) and the motor will shake with vigor once it is powered.

You can directly solder the vibrating motor positive lead (red) to pin 11 on the board. The ground pin (black or blue) is connected to pin 10, the high current haptic driver on the board which will be used to turn on the motor.

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    Step 1
    1. Get MetaWear board (or board of choice)
    2. Attach/Solder red motor lead to 3V power (pin 11 of MetaWear)
    3. Attach/Solder black motor lead to ground (haptic pin 10 of MetaWear capable of sinking lots of current)

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