Brushless DC Motor with Integrated Controller

I just came across this little wonder…

When will VEX, AM et al catch up to this? This would be soooo sweet at the heart of so many mechanisms.
And FOC included to boot!

:rofl:

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I’m surprised as to why we do not see that motor used more often in FRC bots

I am certain there are a lot of solutions out there.
This one is relatively slow and weak, while operating at 24 Volts.

Just because AM sells it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s legal

Legal:

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Nidec, for memes

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It’s overpriced and uselessly underpowered.

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The NEO is faster, more powerful and I think lighter. There is no use for the Nidec in FRC except for this:
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Yea they are about a pound lighter then a full size cim

Are you talking about the Nidec? It is also about 7 times less powerful.

And only put out about 40 watts I think of power (CIM is ~330). I believe besides the neverest, it is the weakest motor in FRC in terms of wattage.

No neos compared to cims because @typeusernamehere mentioned that they may be lighter

Ahh sorry, I misread, thought you were giving a reason to use the Nidec Dynamo.

Its cool

also this:

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That seems a bit impractical if I am honest

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A lot impractical and quite heavy too. Just use NEOs.

But you can’t argue with these pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Dominate the field with a 25 fps robot.
  • Control your robot with advanced algorithms using the four quadrant closed loop.
  • Take advantage of the dynamo’s high efficiency to make your batteries last longer.
  • Never wait for motors to cool down thanks to the high heat dissipation.
  • Encourage creative and elegant pneumatic designs.
  • Slim 6.21"x8.44"x5.29" profile
  • Lightweight gearbox weighing in at 14 lbs
  • Low cost of ~$850 per gearbox

Cons:

  • None.
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Tbh I think that might be a joke because of the low cost of over 850 dollars thing

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