Motors and Selecting the Right One

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So we took a look at some different types of motors and how they might be used. Selecting a motor will require you to first determine the application requirements. With these requirements, you can look at the strengths and weaknesses of each motor type. But more importantly, look for the ratings on each motor. Each motor will have values for input power and output power. You can calulate the load requirements of a system but, sometimes it's easy enough to just try it! To give yourself a headstart integrating motors, take a look as some of these pages:

And finally, here is a great place to learn just about everything physics related.