I have two primary questions:
I really want to understand what differentiates each motor from each other. I already understand some of the importance of CIMs, and that Banebots can also be a valuable asset due to their high torque, but I still feel that having a post where each parts are discussed would not only be valuable to me, but could serve as a useful asset to others; considering the sheer number of different motors we can use, getting them all compared together in a single post.
I’ll post pictures for each motor so you have links to each if you want to point out things out on them.
As FIRST states:
"The only motors and actuators permitted on 2012 FRC Robots include:
- up to 4 CIM motors (part #FR801-001, M4-R0062-12, AM802-001A, 217-200, PM25R-44F-1005 or PMR25R-45F-1003),
- up to 4, in any combination, of the BaneBots motors provided in the KOP (acceptable part numbers are M7-RS775-12, M7-RS775-18, M5-RS550-12, M5-RS550-12-B, and M3-RS395-12),
- up to 2 window motors (acceptable part #s are 262100-3030 and 262100-3040),
- up to 2 FisherPrice motors (acceptable part #s are 000968-9012, 00968-9013, 00801-0673, and 00968-9015),
- up to 2 AndyMark motors (acceptable part # is am-0912),
- up to 2 AndyMark gearmotors (acceptable part # is am-0914),
- up to 2 Denso throttle control motors (acceptable part # AE2351000)
(not sure what it looks like)
- up to 2 VEX motors (acceptable part # 276-2177)
- up to 2 window lift, seat, windshield wiper or door motors obtained through either the FIRST-Automotive Recyclers Association partnership or from a prior years’ KOP. "
Also, I am really curious how mounting for each of the motors vary; some are obviously different (like CIMs and window motors), but what are different ways you could mount each and what is the general theory behind it and are there any disadvantages to mounting certain motors in certain ways? Answers to any of these questions is greatly appreciated, thank you for very much.