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PhidgetMotorControl 1-Motor

ID: 1065_1B
Mature: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) will be produced as long as the parts and components required to make it are available. It is estimated to be available for five years or more.

Control one motor as well as an encoder and up to 2 analog and 2 digital sensors. Connects to a USB port.

$75.00 Quantity Available: 636 Qty Price 5$71.25
10 $67.50 25$60.00
50 $52.50 100$48.75
250 $45.00 500$41.25
1000 $37.50 For new systems and projects, we recommend using the following VINT products instead of this one. Note: This revision of the 1065 comes with a built-in heatsink for the driver chip to prevent it from overheating. The 1065 lets you control the direction, velocity and acceleration of one DC Motor. The motor is powered by an external power supply (9 to 28VDC). Brushed DC Motors are very simple to understand, but very difficult to control precisely. By applying a voltage, or pulsing a voltage rapidly, at the terminals of the motor, current flows through the motor, and it will begin rotating. Depending on the direction of the current, the motor will rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. The 1065 changes the effective voltage by changing the percentage of time the full supply voltage is applied to the motor. By switching the voltage very quickly (a technique called PWM), the controller is made smaller, more efficient, and cheaper. Rough control of actual motor speed can be achieved automatically in software by using the Back EMF property, or current sensing. Precise control of DC motors can be achieved by using encoders. You can implement control loops through software by using the data provided by the on-board digital inputs, analog inputs and encoder input. There is an event that triggers every 16 ms that returns the back-EMF value for the attached motor, which can be very useful for PID control. For more information, see the API in the User Guide. The 1065 also provides over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection to insure that the board and motor is not damaged. Comes Packaged with • Hardware mounting kit: • 4x M3 Bolts (2cm Length) • 4x Plastic spacers (5mm Length) • 4x M3 Nuts Enclosure We do not carry enclosures for the 1065, because motor controllers are prone to overheating when kept in enclosed spaces for extended periods of time with no airflow. DC Motors We offer a wide variety of DC motors that can be used with this Phidget. Motors with higher gearbox ratios will have higher torque at the cost of lower speed. If you want a motor that has an encoder attached to it, skip ahead to the next table. Product Motor Properties Physical Properties Gearbox Specifications Image Part Number Price Rated Speed Rated Torque Shaft Diameter Weight Gear Ratio Gearbox Type 3254_0$10.00 230 RPM 200 g·cm 6 mm 128 g 10 : 1 Spur
3255_0 $10.00 127 RPM 310 g·cm 6 mm 133 g 18 : 1 Spur 3256_0$11.00 46 RPM 820 g·cm 6 mm 137 g 50 : 1 Spur
3257_0 $11.00 23 RPM 1.6 kg·cm 6 mm 136 g 100 : 1 Spur 3261_0$18.00 1080 RPM 240 g·cm 6 mm 144 g 3 1217 : 1 Planetary
3262_1 $18.00 285 RPM 900 g·cm 6 mm 170 g 13 212289 : 1 Planetary 3263_1$20.50 78 RPM 3.1 kg·cm 6 mm 193 g 50 801895 : 1 Planetary
3265_0 $38.00 670 RPM 540 g·cm 8 mm 416 g 3 1217 : 1 Planetary 3266_1$42.00 175 RPM 1.9 kg·cm 8 mm 464 g 13 212289 : 1 Planetary
3267_0 $43.00 49 RPM 6.6 kg·cm 8 mm 526 g 50 801895 : 1 Planetary 3267_1$43.00 49 RPM 6.6 kg·cm 8 mm 526 g 50 801895 : 1 Planetary
3268_1 $43.00 18 RPM 17.3 kg·cm 8 mm 526 g 139 184/1221 : 1 Planetary 3269_3$69.00 588 RPM 4.4 kg·cm 12 mm 1.3 kg 4 14 : 1 Planetary
3270_2 $66.00 192 RPM 13.3 kg·cm 12 mm 1.5 kg 12 2425 : 1 Planetary 3272_2$72.00 53 RPM 43.8 kg·cm 12 mm 1.7 kg 46 82125 : 1 Planetary
3273_2 $72.00 33 RPM 71.4 kg·cm 12 mm 1.7 kg 76 4964 : 1 Planetary 3274_2$76.00 15 RPM 136.6 kg·cm 12 mm 2 kg 167 601625 : 1 Planetary
DCM4000_0 $40.00 3280 RPM 4 kg·cm 8 mm 1.4 kg DCM4001_0$80.00 772 RPM 12.2 kg·cm 12 mm 1.9 kg 4.25:1 Planetary
DCM4002_0 $82.00 182 RPM 47 kg·cm 12 mm 2.1 kg 18:1 Planetary DCM4003_0$84.00 50 RPM 153 kg·cm 12 mm 2.2 kg 65:1 Planetary
DCM4004_0 $50.00 2800 RPM 8.7 kg·cm 10 mm 2.7 kg DCM4005_0$60.00 2900 RPM 11.4 kg·cm 10 mm 3.3 kg

DC Motors with Encoders

These DC motors all have encoders attached to the rear shaft, allowing for closed-loop position control of your motor. These encoders will connect to the encoder input on the 1065 via the cable included with each motor.

Product Motor Properties Physical Properties Gearbox Specifications
Image Part Number Price Rated Speed Rated Torque Shaft Diameter Weight Gear Ratio Gearbox Type
3261E_1 $48.00 1080 RPM 240 g·cm 6 mm 147 g 3 1217 : 1 Planetary 3262E_1$48.00 285 RPM 900 g·cm 6 mm 174 g 13 212289 : 1 Planetary

DC Linear Actuators

Linear actuators are simply DC motors that are hooked up to a linear screw which causes the shaft to move laterally instead of rotating. Unlike a rotary DC motor, linear actuators have a minimum and maximum position at which the shaft cannot contract or extend any further. On its own, the motor would not be smart enough to stop before attempting to push beyond these limits, possibly damaging the motor. That's why each linear actuator also has a built-in feedback potentiometer so you can monitor the position of the shaft and prevent the actuator from stalling out at its limits. The potentiometer can be read by the analog input on the 1065.

Product Motor Properties Electrical Properties Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Stroke Length Maximum Speed Peak Power Point Peak Efficiency Point Gear Ratio Rated Voltage Weight
3546_0 $100.00 150 mm 10 mm/s 750 N 24 V DC 1 kg 3570_0$80.00 50 mm 32 mm/s (@ 16 mm/s) 50 N (@ 24 mm/s) 24 N 35:1 12 V DC 56 g
3571_0 $80.00 100 mm 32 mm/s (@ 16 mm/s) 50 N (@ 24 mm/s) 24 N 35:1 12 V DC 74 g 3572_0$80.00 140 mm 32 mm/s (@ 16 mm/s) 50 N (@ 24 mm/s) 24 N 35:1 12 V DC 84 g
3573_0 $80.00 50 mm 20 mm/s (@ 10 mm/s) 75 N (@ 15 mm/s) 38 N 63:1 12 V DC 56 g 3574_0$80.00 100 mm 20 mm/s (@ 10 mm/s) 75 N (@ 15 mm/s) 38 N 63:1 12 V DC 74 g
3575_0 $80.00 140 mm 20 mm/s (@ 10 mm/s) 75 N (@ 15 mm/s) 38 N 63:1 12 V DC 84 g 3576_0$80.00 50 mm 8 mm/s (@ 4 mm/s) 175 N (@ 7 mm/s) 75 N 150:1 12 V DC 56 g
3577_0 $80.00 100 mm 8 mm/s (@ 4 mm/s) 175 N (@ 7 mm/s) 75 N 150:1 12 V DC 74 g 3578_0$80.00 140 mm 8 mm/s (@ 4 mm/s) 175 N (@ 7 mm/s) 75 N 150:1 12 V DC 84 g
DCL4013_0 $40.00 100 mm 15 mm/s 60 N 12 V DC 93.9 g DCL4014_0$40.00 30 mm 15 mm/s 60 N 12 V DC 69.9 g
DCL4015_0 $40.00 100 mm 50 mm/s 18 N 12 V DC 94.3 g DCL4016_0$40.00 30 mm 50 mm/s 18 N 12 V DC 63.6 g

Power Supplies

This Phidget requires a power supply between 9 and 28V DC. We recommend that you use a 12V DC power supply for smaller motors and a 24V supply for larger motors. Check your motor's specifications if you're not sure. For best performance, you should get a 5 amp supply. Select the power supply from the list below that matches your region's wall socket type.

Product Electrical Properties Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Power Supply Current Output Voltage Wall Plug Style
3022_0 $10.00 2 A 12 V Australian 3023_1$10.00 2 A 12 V European
3024_1 $10.00 2 A 12 V North American 3025_0$10.00 2 A 12 V British
3084_0 $1.50 500 mA 12 V European 3085_0$1.50 500 mA 12 V North American
3086_0 $10.00 1 A 24 V North American PSU4013_0$20.00 2.5 A 24 V
PSU4014_0 $40.00 5 A 24 V PSU4015_0$20.00 1 A 24 V
PSU4016_0 $40.00 14.6 A 24 V PSU4017_0$75.00 15 A 24 V
PSU4018_0 $20.00 5 A 12 V PSU4019_0$120.00 25 A 24 V

USB Cables

Use a USB cable to connect this Phidget to your computer. We have a number of different lengths available, although the maximum length of a USB cable is 5 meters due to limitations in the timing protocol. For longer distances, we recommend that you use a Single Board Computer to control the Phidget remotely.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Connector A Connector B Cable Length
3017_1 $3.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 280 mm 3018_0$4.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.8 m
3020_0 $12.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 4.5 m 3036_0$3.50 USB Type A USB Mini-B 600 mm
3037_0 $4.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.2 m Getting Started Welcome to the 1065 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand: Next, you will need to connect the pieces: 1. Connect the positive wire (usually red) of the motor to the "+" terminal on the side of the Phidget opposite the USB port. Connect the negative wire (usually black) to the "-" terminal next to the red wire. 2. Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable. 3. Plug the DC power supply into the barrel jack, or if it doesn't have a jack, connect the loose leads to the "+" and "G" terminals between the barrel jack and USB port. 4. Ensure that the DC power supply is plugged in. Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1065! Using the 1065 Phidget Control Panel In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1065, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used. The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. Windows To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel macOS To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel. For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system: Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1065. First Look After plugging the 1065 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this: The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information: • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets. • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget. • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry. The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example. DC Motor Double-click on the DC Motor object, labelled DC Motor Controller, in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • Toggle the BackEMF Sensing checkbox to enable/disable back-EMF sensing on the 1065. • Drag the Target Velocity slider from -1 (full reverse) to 1 (full forward) to make the motor move. • Manipulate the Acceleration slider to increase/decrease the amount of time it takes the DC Motor to reach a target velocity. Encoder Double-click on the Encoder object, labelled Encoder Input, in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • Position Change: the number of ticks (or quadrature cycles) that have occurred since the last change event. • Time Change: the amount of time in milliseconds that has elapsed since the last change event. • Position: the total position in ticks relative to where the encoder was when the window was opened. • Index Position: the position where the index channel was last encountered. Some encoders do not support index, check your encoder's datasheet for more information. • Velocity: the average velocity in rotations per second. A CPR must be specified to enable this functionality. • Specify a counts per revolution (CPR) value to enable velocity calculation. Current Input Double-click on the Current Input object , labelled DC Motor Current Sensor, in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page. Digital Input Double-click on a Digital Input object in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • This is an active-low device, therefore, it will be true when connected to ground, and false when connected to a high voltage. For more information about Digital Inputs, take a look at the Digital Input Primer Voltage Input (Supply Voltage) Double-click on the Voltage Input object, lablled Supply Voltage Sensor, in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page. Voltage Input Double-click on a Voltage Input object in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page. • If you have an analog sensor connected that you bought from us, you can select it from the Sensor Type drop-down menu. The example will then convert the voltage into a more meaningful value based on your sensor, with units included, and display it beside the Sensor Value label. Converting voltage to a Sensor Value is not specific to this example, it is handled by the Phidget libraries, with functions you have access to when you begin developing! For more information about Voltage Inputs, check out the Voltage Input Primer. Voltage Ratio Input Double-click on a Voltage Ratio Input object in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • The voltage ratio is reported in Volts per Volt. For example, if the Phidget is providing 5V and the sensor is sending back 2.5V, the ratio will be 0.5V/V. • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page. • If you have an analog sensor connected that you bought from us, you can select it from the Sensor Type drop-down menu. The example will then convert the voltage into a more meaningful value based on your sensor, with units included, and display it beside the Sensor Value label. Converting voltage to a Sensor Value is not specific to this example, it is handled by the Phidget libraries, with functions you have access to when you begin developing! For more information about Voltage Ratio Inputs, check out the Voltage Ratio Input Primer. Finding The Addressing Information Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget. In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code. Using Your Own Program You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our Code Samples. Select your programming language of choice from the drop-down list to get an example for your device. You can use the options provided to further customize the example to best suit your needs. Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page. Technical Details Connections The ports and terminal blocks on this board are labelled on the underside to save space: Further Reading For more information on the analog inputs on the 1065, check the Analog Input Primer. For more information about encoders, check the Encoder Primer. For more information about DC motors and how to control them, check the DC Motor and Controller Primer. What to do Next • Programming Languages - Find your preferred programming language here and learn how to write your own code with Phidgets! • Phidget Programming Basics - Once you have set up Phidgets to work with your programming environment, we recommend you read our page on to learn the fundamentals of programming with Phidgets. Product Specifications Controller Properties API Object Name MotorControl Motor Type DC Motor Number of Motor Ports 1 Velocity Resolution 0.39 % Duty Cycle Acceleration Resolution 24.5 % Duty Cycle/s Acceleration Min 24.5 % Duty Cycle/s Acceleration Max 6250 % Duty Cycle/s Acceleration Time Min 31.3 ms Acceleration Time Max 8.2 s Board Properties Controlled By USB (Mini-USB) API Object Name DCMotor Encoder Interface Number of Encoder Inputs 1 Count Rate Max 500000 cycles/s Encoder Interface Resolution x1 Update Rate 125 samples/s Time Resolution 0.33 ms Encoder Input Low Voltage Max 800 mV DC Encoder Input High Voltage Min 2.1 V DC Encoder Pull-up Resistance 2.4 kΩ Electrical Properties Supply Voltage Min 9 V DC Supply Voltage Max 28 V DC Continuous Motor Current Max 5 A Overcurrent Trigger 8 A Current Consumption Min 20 mA Current Consumption Max 100 mA USB Speed Full Speed Physical Properties Recommended Wire Size (Power Terminal) 12 - 24 AWG Operating Temperature Min 0 °C Operating Temperature Max 70 °C Voltage Inputs Number of Voltage Inputs 2 Input Impedance 900 kΩ 5V Reference Error Max 0.5 % Update Rate 125 samples/s Digital Inputs Number of Digital Inputs 2 Pull-up Resistance 15 kΩ Low Voltage Max (True) 800 mV DC High Voltage Min (False) 2.1 V DC Low Voltage Trigger Length Min 4 s High Voltage Trigger Length Min 16 s Digital Input Voltage Max ± 15 V DC Digital Input Update Rate 125 samples/s Recommended Wire Size 16 - 26 AWG Customs Information Canadian HS Export Code 8471.80.00 American HTS Import Code 8471.80.40.00 Country of Origin CN (China) Product History Date Board Revision Device Version Packaging Revision Comment June 2011 0100 Product Release June 2011 0101 getLabelString fixed for labels longer than 7 characters October 2017 0101 BRemoved USB cable from packaging September 20181101 BAdded heatsink Documents Code Samples  Choose a Language Choose a Device Serial Number: ? Example Options Downloads  Make your selections to display sample code.  Code Samples Language: APIDetailLanguageOS DCMotor Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download DCMotor Java Android Download DCMotor JavaScript Browser Download DCMotor Objective-C macOS Download DCMotor Swift macOS Download DCMotor Swift iOS Download DCMotor Visual Basic .NET Windows Download DCMotor Max/MSP Multiple Download DigitalInput Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download DigitalInput Java Android Download DigitalInput JavaScript Browser Download DigitalInput Multi-Channel Example JavaScript Browser Download DigitalInput Objective-C macOS Download DigitalInput Swift macOS Download DigitalInput Swift iOS Download DigitalInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download DigitalInput Max/MSP Multiple Download Encoder Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download Encoder Java Android Download Encoder JavaScript Browser Download Encoder Objective-C macOS Download Encoder Swift macOS Download Encoder Swift iOS Download Encoder Visual Basic .NET Windows Download Encoder Max/MSP Multiple Download VoltageInput Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download VoltageInput Java Android Download VoltageInput Multi-Channel Example JavaScript Browser Download VoltageInput JavaScript Browser Download VoltageInput Objective-C macOS Download VoltageInput Swift macOS Download VoltageInput Swift iOS Download VoltageInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download VoltageInput Max/MSP Multiple Download VoltageRatioInput Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download VoltageRatioInput Load Cell Calibrator C# Windows Download VoltageRatioInput Java Android Download VoltageRatioInput JavaScript Browser Download VoltageRatioInput Objective-C macOS Download VoltageRatioInput Swift macOS Download VoltageRatioInput Swift iOS Download VoltageRatioInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download VoltageRatioInput Max/MSP Multiple Download CurrentInput Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download CurrentInput Java Android Download CurrentInput JavaScript Browser Download CurrentInput Objective-C macOS Download CurrentInput Swift macOS Download CurrentInput Swift iOS Download CurrentInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download CurrentInput Max/MSP Multiple Download Software Objects Channel NameAPIChannel DC Motor Controller DCMotor 0 Digital Input DigitalInput 0 - 1 Encoder Input Encoder 0 Voltage Input VoltageInput 0 - 1 Supply Voltage Sensor VoltageInput 2 Voltage Ratio Input VoltageRatioInput 0 - 1 DC Motor Current Sensor CurrentInput 0 API  Choose a Language C C# / VB.NET Java JavaScript Max/MSP Python Swift Phidget API Manager API Networking API Connection API Logging API Dictionary API Back Forward Print this API Have a look at our DC motor controllers: Product Controller Properties Electrical Properties Board Properties Image Part Number Price Number of Motor Ports Velocity Resolution Acceleration Resolution Continuous Motor Current Max Controlled By 1064_1B$115.00 2 0.79 % Duty Cycle 1.9 % Duty Cycle/s (per motor) 14 A USB (Mini-USB)
1065_1B $75.00 1 0.39 % Duty Cycle 24.5 % Duty Cycle/s 5 A USB (Mini-USB) DCC1000_0$75.00 1 0.001 Duty Cycle 1 % Duty Cycle/s 25 A VINT
DCC1002_0 $40.00 1 0.001 Duty Cycle 0.1 Duty Cycle/s 4 A VINT DCC1003_0$60.00 2 0.001 Duty Cycle 0.1 Duty Cycle/s (per motor) 4 A VINT