That’s where I started out. But wait, I want to repurpose a high quality Treadmill motor and drive my 10E / 10ER, or just something else.
I know there have been a number of discussions on building DC motor controllers or adapting them for use. There's a wealth of information out there and the DIY market is replete with a ton of information on building these sorts of devices with Arduinos that can layer in a multitude of features and function.
There’s even Arduino for Dummies books that can help you get up to speed (OK pun intended) with motor speed control, robotics, drones, whatever your interest. There’s videos on YouTube for all levels of folks and a host of other resources.
I included the link below to one from Long Technical and I would suggest you might want to view it and others like it if this is an interest you have beyond your presence here in the Shopsmith Forums.
In it you will find processes to get from concept to reality in a simple video for those among us whose engineering and inventive passions need more outlets, and it may be educational on how one gets from this to that. It will help explain in simple terms what you are buying from some sources on eBay today.
This is not a solution thread but rather information that my lead me, or others here to adapting something to retrofit or upgrade equipment utilizing technology out there today, to equipment still in use made 60 years ago.
It allows someone to download a schematic and produce a finished circuit board as a DIY project for taking something beyond bread boarding without having to invest in manufacturing hardware to get it done.
You can specify dimensions, layers, thickness, and very small quantities of 10 board prototyped finished boards. About $2 each as an example from JLCPCB using a Gerber file you upload that you laid out with something such as Eagle Software etc.
He uses materials salvaged from other devices and powers his with a laptop power brick for his mini controller.
The point is if this is something that interests you, you can go there today. I know it’s a bear to find something today electronic for a 40 year old device of some nature. All I am pointing out is that you may not have to. There are folks all over the web doing this every day, and there are companies out there who specialize in helping you get it done with parts that aren’t 40 years old and no longer available. They aren’t available for a reason, and most often it’s because someone invented something better. Might that next someone, be you?
Everett L. Davis
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I have some recent discussion in Shopsmith Owners Group regarding a planer controller circuit board which fried. Where have we heard that before? Yes, my odyssey and interest was piqued right here in Shopsmith Forums a few years back. Von Weise motors, brushes, brush holders interests began there, and I am still looking for answers, alternate sources, and even alternate solutions entirely.
Check out a fraction what is possible at the video link.