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November 17, 2011

DIY Stroboscope using a Three Phase DC Motor

at 9:10 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

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We have seen some Stroboscopes in operation before, for this  DIY Stroboscope that uses a Three Phase DC Motor which eLabs put together I think the actual stroboscope is the simpler part of the build. Since the project is using a three phase motor actually getting the motor to run is in my mind a huge part of the project. I love the reuse of computer related stuff in this build which is great since most of us normally have that stuff available for free!

The code and schematics are available at the links below.

Part 1 of the Project Build
Part 2 of the Project Build
Part 3 of the Project Build

“With three driver inputs it is possible to create only two levels at the ends of the windings: LOW and HIGH. Using three different levels – LOW, HIGH and OPEN could have enabled us to disable one of the windings on each of the steps, which results in more torque and also enables rotational speed feedback via measuring voltage induced on the disabled winding by the permanent magnet of the rotor”





 

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5 Responses to “DIY Stroboscope using a Three Phase DC Motor”

  1. Derek Tombrello Says:

    Very nice ZOETROPE…

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  3. ElectroNick Says:

    Well, regarding “I think the actual stroboscope is the simpler part of the build” – that depends on one’s set of skills and experience. I would have to admit that making that Rumba animation (the second video) took almost as long as putting together the rest of the project – for that to work I had to find frames that represent important dance body positions (what’s the right word choreographers use?) and Rumba just happened to be an 8-step dance I needed to fit into a 12-step animation, which I did not realize starting to work on that animation.

    So, yeah, making that particular animation was fun but it was one of those funs you usually put off repeating too often. The Stykz animations are so much easier to deal with than real life video. I definitely recommend to start with Stykz if anyone wants to build this stroboscope.

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