Motors for Makers: A Guide to Steppers, Servos and Other Electrical Machines

Author : Matthew Scarpino


“Motors for Makers” book is for makers. If you’re looking for a textbook on phasor diagrams and Maxwell’s equations, this isn’t the book for you. If you’re looking for practical information related to motor operation and control, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to know about the different types of motors and what they’re good for, this is the book to have. The author has done his best to make motors comprehensible to non-engineers, but this book is not for beginners. In writing this book, he assumed that you already know about volts, amps, and ohms. Further, he assumed that you can look at a simple circuit diagram and get a sense for how the system works.


  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to Electric Motors
  3. Preliminary Concepts
  4. Exploring Electric Motors
  5. DC Motors
  6. Stepper Motors
  7. Servomotors
  8. AC Motors
  9. Gears and Gear motors
  10. Linear Motors
  11. Electrical Motors in Practice
  12. Motor Control with the Arduino Mega
  13. Motor Control with the Raspberry Pi
  14. Controlling Motors with the Beagle Bone Black
  15. Designing an Arduino-Based Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
  16. Designing a Quadcopter
  17. Electric Vehicles
  18. Appendixes
  19. A Electric Generators
  20. B Glossary
  21. Index

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