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Protoberance

Blower fan HDD motor upcycle

by Protoberance Apr 1, 2019
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Hi there, nice design. Been looking into lots project ideas to reuse these HDD motors myslef. Can I ask what kind of controller and programming you used to control your motor?

Hey,

my approach was very simple, i bought some of these -> https://www.ebay.de/itm/5V-12V-DC-Brushless-Driver-Board-Controller-For-Hard-Drive-Motor-3-4-Wire/254066988876?hash=item3b2792974c:g:aaEAAOSwgfRcOfV4
I know there are more sophisticated solutions like using drivers for RC models, but i didn't want to deal with disabling power outage mechanisms and tinker with speed curves and such and the cheap driver boards are good enough for me at least.
Hope this helps.