Harvard’s Kilobots Driven Using Vibration Motors

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University have created an amazing group of autonomous robots called ‘Kilobots’. The key detail is the robots are able to work together and arrange themselves into complex structures. To position themselves, the robots use two coin vibration motors with Continue reading

Encapsulated vs Enclosed Vibration Motors

Protecting the eccentric mass of a vibration motor is essential to its operation. Although some achieve this through mounting methods, such as press fit moulding products, there are also motor types that protect the eccentric mass with an enclosure. The most obvious of these is the coin Continue reading

Wireless Vibration Application the getOrder Waiter Paging System

In a blog post earlier this year we discussed ways to make your product wireless. The getOrder waiter pager from Rok Furlan s.p demonstrates how going wireless can increase the utility of a product. What Is It? The getOrder is a wireless waiter-paging system. Guests in a restaurant Continue reading

Driving Brushless Vibration Motors – AB-018 Released

Our latest brushless vibration motor, the 912-101, is a great new product aimed at long life mechanical aid and vibration alerting applications. When it comes to driving the motor, there are some differences between it and the 910-101 coin brushless vibration motor. So we thought we would put Continue reading

Using Multiple Motors to Increase Vibration Strength

There are a number of ways to increase a motor’s vibration strength, such as increasing the motor speed, the eccentric mass, or the mass’ distance from the motor shaft. Unfortunately, most of these are unavailable to our customers as they are factory defined. However, it is Continue reading

Jawbone’s Vibrating Wristband ‘Up’ Releases in UK Today!

Jawbone made their name on the back of their stylish Bluetooth headsets, and now they are releasing a wristband and iPhone app combo called ‘Up’. According to various sources, Up is available in the UK from today (17th November). Simply slip the wristband on and Up will Continue reading