Intel Edison spinning up a tiny motor

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Sophi KravitzSophi Kravitz 05/26/2015 at 13:571 Comment

I'm using the Intel Edison with Sparkfun's GPIO block and a vibrating motor.

The motor needs 2V and 85mA to start, and according to the datasheet, is vibration happy at 3V (run-current is 75mA).

The Edison's GPIO pins put out ~5mA, so I grabbed an NPN transistor out of a messy pile on my bench to drive it.

This worked pretty well!


Ray Poly wrote 09/16/2015 at 10:28 point

lol, enjoy your vibrating motor

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