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Scalextric Printed Circuit Boards

 


PCBs designed for the Scalextric 4 Schools Challenge project run jointly by Scalextric and PTC. Further details of the project are given here.

 


 

PWM through hole

PWM motor controller - through hole version

Pulse width modulated (PWM) controller for efficient speed control of DC motors.  When connected to a PP3 battery, this module provides very smooth control of the Scalextric car (or any other DC motor such as model electric train).

 

The circuit is based on the inexpensive, reliable and robust CD40106 integrated circuit and can operate at supply voltages of 3-18V. Further details of the circuit are given here.

 

Circuit details


 

PWM SM version

PWM motor controller - Surface mount version

Surface mount version version of PWM controller listed above but with just over half the PCB area.

 


 

PIC PWM

PICAXE based PWM motor controller

Pulse width modulated (PWM) controller for efficient speed control of DC motors.  This controller provides the same function as the controllers listed above except that the potentiometer setting is mapped to output pulse width using software.  This allows the user to create non liner controls e.g. make the controller less sensitive at slower speed settings.

 


 

 

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