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Topic: Where to get remote controlled mechanical parts?
Message: Posted by: mndude (Sep 17, 2019 12:39PM)
I am wanting to get a small mechanical arm that can move something back and forth if you inches via remote control. Where could I find something like this?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Sep 18, 2019 07:12AM)
To my knowledge they do not sell generic or standard mechanical workings. You have to make yourself or find a mechanical engineer and have them design it, then maybe they can point you to a tool and die maker that will bring it life. There are tool making companies that you can hire to make factory tools for production in a factory. They usually do little side jobs as well. Remote controls can be found on eBay from China, only cost a few dollars.

Some tool and die makers that are retired, still work in their basement or garage. You just have to search and ask around. Technical schools is another place to look. The teachers sometimes work on projects on their own.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Sep 19, 2019 02:52AM)
[quote]On Sep 17, 2019, mndude wrote:
I am wanting to get a small mechanical arm that can move something back and forth if you inches via remote control. Where could I find something like this? [/quote]
There are tons on Amazon.
Search for "mechanical arm remote" and scroll down all the search results.
Message: Posted by: Anverdi-museum (Sep 19, 2019 07:39PM)
I built such a thing in a close up case: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vvv_QwrMSvs
Message: Posted by: PWB (Nov 3, 2019 07:12PM)
There is a robotics kits and all kid of parts for this type of parts the company is called pololu electronics in Las Vegas
Message: Posted by: Signet (Nov 7, 2019 07:58PM)
Another place you might look is online hobby Shops. The servos used in remote control cars or airplanes could be perfect. There used to be a place called Tower Hobby. I don't know if they're still around.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Nov 14, 2019 07:29PM)
Here is a link to a magician who makes remote controlled parts for magicians.
Message: Posted by: olivertwist (Dec 8, 2019 11:30AM)
Here's another source: Blue Point Engineering

Message: Posted by: Geoff Pfeiffer (Dec 11, 2019 04:48PM)
Here is a linear moving part which is controlled wirelessly

Message: Posted by: GS121002 (Dec 27, 2019 08:55PM)
If you are looking for a source for tons of gears and levers, etc., find an old NCR mechanical cash register and take it apart. It is all gears, cams motors, lever, pulleys, solenoids, etc. You would be amazed at how much is packed into one case.

Gary Salisbury
former Field Engineer for NCR (National Cash Register)
Message: Posted by: 0wen (Jan 21, 2020 04:39PM)
Vendors that deal in arduino, such as adafruit, can accomplish quite a bit. Relatively user friendly if you take the time to learn. A lot of people will write code for you if you describe what you want to accomplish.
Message: Posted by: granrose (Jan 31, 2020 11:02AM)
The remote for the new light bulb trick Shine works well at a great distance. How could I use it to light a battery powered candle or other device? That must be possible, right?