15 January 2014 User ReviewCheck your delivery options:
This is a mini vibration motor suitable as a non-audible indicator. When the input is HIGH, the motor will vibrate just like your cell phone on silent mode. Small vibration motors have been around since the 1960s. Initially they were developed for massaging products, but their development took a new turn in the 90's when consumers required vibra-call on their mobile / cell phones. Today, designers and users alike have learned from two decades of mobile phones, that vibration alerting is an excellent way to alert operators to an event.
These days miniature vibrating motors are used in a wide range of products, such as tools, scanners, medical instruments, GPS trackers, and control sticks. Vibrator motors are also the main actuators for haptic feedback which is an inexpensive way to increase a product's value, and differentiate it from competition.
To make it vibrate is just as easy as to turn on an LED. Here is an example showing how to turn on the vibration motor.
1. Plug it onto the Digital port 9 of Grove - Base Shield using a Grove cable.
2. Plug the Grove - Basse Shield onto Arduino.
3. Connect Arduino to PC by using a USB cable.
4. Copy and paste code below to a new Arduino sketch, and upload it to your Arduino.
Demo code like :
int MoPin = 9; // vibrator Grove connected to digital pin 9
pinMode( MoPin, OUTPUT );