[mowbot] Motors

Dave Everett (Deverett nospam at vir.idx.com.au)
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 16:27:23 +1000

> I know I recently suggested that off-the-shelf parts be a requirement, but
> bearing in mind our geographic dispersion, that is actually a very hard
> requirement to fulfil, raising as it does the question of ``whose shelf?''
> We'll be OK for semiconducters, but availability of mechanical stuff
> seems to suffer a lot more variation. So perhaps we should also consider
> some parts that could be got through co-operative purchase arrangements.
> That way, we wouldn't automatically rule out George's motors just because
> I can't get them in the UK. I am reluctant to go this route if there
> is an alternative, but I thought it should be mentioned.

Australia is a desert for cheap medium power DC motors and gearboxes. I
usually rely on Farnells and RS for motors, and they are about twice the
price here that they are in the UK. I expect to have to get my motors
from the US anyway.

Dave Everett                                Email: deverett nospam at idx.com.au
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