Midwest Motion Products (www.midwestmotion.com) has introduced a dc servo motor that comes with a 3 V/Krpm analog Tachometer to provide positive, linear feedback signal for closed-loop servo applications at a rate of 3V dc per 1,000 rpm of rotation. Measuring 2.14 inches diameter by 5.96 inches long, the motor is rated for 30 oz-inch of continuous torque and 180 oz-inch peak. In addition, it is capable of delivering 80W of continuous output power at 5,000 rpm.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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