RE: Elliptec Motors
Darn... Based on the name "Elliptec", I was hoping these
were a tiny (and affordable) version of harmonic drive motors
such as those available from:
If you're asking "What is harmonic drive?" go here:
then click the "HDT Learning Space" tab at the top,
then click the "Harmonic Drive" link on the right side.
(The other links there are educational too.
Especially see the "Principle of Operation" page.)
If they were inexpensive enough, harmonic drive motors would be
excellent choices for small robots.
- Dan Miner
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Duncan Louttit [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 4:39 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Elliptec Motors
> Hi Everyone,
> Someone asked for details of these motors. The website
> address for them is
> They are very interesting but a bit of a problem to
> drive effectively.
> They are only available as expensive samples at the moment. I offer no
> endorsement for them yet as I haven't had time to make one of
> them work.