Date created: Friday, January 25, 2013 7:29:27 PM. Last modified: Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:17:50 AM

Floppy Tones - Part 4 - H-Bridge CD ROM Drive

Here a H-bridge is being used to drive a CD-ROM drive motor. There are four drives in a CDROM "drive" in total. One for loading and ejecting the CD tray, one for spinning the CD around, one for lifting the eye/laser up to the disk and one for moving the eye along the disk. This is using that fourth motor as it is a typical stepper motor which can nicely produce sound (which can be used to generate notes).

Essentially here the stepper motor is simply being vibrated at a couple of different random frequencies as a proof of concept:

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Stolen picture of typical HBridge pins;

Stolen picture (because of the neatness) of the same wiring I have used;

Real life messey picture