View Full Version : 12V DC motor control by basic stamp

09-28-2008, 02:13 PM
hi everybody........hope u are doing good....i really need your help..........am doin my final project and i have faced problem.....HOW CAN I CONTROL 12V DC MOTOR BY BASIC STAMP?.....i have to use external source supply for the motors but i can not imagine how can i make the circuit connected with motro drivers and so on ,beside i do not have alot of experience in BS command...................anyone can help me with Program , idea, commands that i have to use.................plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz reply me

09-28-2008, 03:59 PM
What is the motor rating?

Do you want it to ramp up·to speed or just switch it on?

Do you wish to change direction?

09-28-2008, 05:11 PM
hi skylight...........yes i need to control the direction but the speed i want it to be steady......i am not quiet sure about the motor rating but i guess it consume 30 Amp....it is knid of stong one...i will reply to give the rating soon

Bruce Bates
09-28-2008, 06:34 PM
wahdawi -

This would imply you're willing to go from high speed forward directly to high speed reverse (direction but no speed control) which is going to be quite detrimental to the motor and anything attached to it mechanically, as well as potentially unsafe.

If that's truly what you want to do, all you need is a double pole double throw·relay. When the relay is activated it goes in reverse, when it's not activated, it goes forward. You will need a back-emf protection diode reverse biased across the coil terminal.

Finding an appropriate fuse value is also going to be difficult. There is going to be a good deal more than 30 amps passing through the motor feed wires when the switching occurs.


Bruce Bates

When all else fails, try inserting a new battery.

09-28-2008, 08:29 PM

How big is the motor?· What did it come out of?· What is it going to move when your project is complete?