These motors are only
but due to their high efficiency and small
size are highly prized in the BEAM
community. The last time they were
available, they cost $10 each; the time
before that, $8 each; the time before
that, $4 each -- the lesson being, buy
them when you can!
These have a Nihon part
number of AG-M16-1960, and were custom
built for Minolta. These are built to
handle 3.0 - 6.0 V DC (5.0 V nominal), but
in reality can handle lower voltages as
The picture on the
right shows a complete lens assembly.
Since the two motors are used in two
different places, any one of these motors
will come attached to one of two different
mounting plates; with a little
imagination, either can be used to attach
your motor to a 'bot.