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Motors Part 1: AC/DC & Mechanical Mayhem


Thursday, 11 April 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Toronto, ON

Motors Part 1: AC/DC & Mechanical Mayhem

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (Includes awesome DC Motor Kit to keep!) Ended $70.00 $5.19
Non-Member (Includes awesome DC Motor Kit to keep!) Ended $80.00 $5.79

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Event Details


In the first of two motor workshops, we'll deal with simple motors that don't require complicated circuits to control them: DC motors and AC motors. We'll start by explaining how motors work, how to select the right kind of motor to do the job, and finally, how to mechanically connect the motor to whatever it is you want to move. 

Then we'll get our hands dirty, trying out some different motors and mechanical components like gears, cams and couplings.


This workshop costs more than our regular offerings because we give you some awesome and useful stuff to take home with you. Your registration fee includes the cost of:

  • A DC Hobby Motor
  • A Gearbox kit for added torque
  • A selection of pulleys and shafts
  • A selection of SPDT microswitches
  • Batteries included!
About the instructor:

Bill Gentles has worked for the past 30 years as a Biomedical Engineer. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has recently been shifting careers as he has discovered that what he really wanted to be when he grew up was an artist. He previously presented the motors workshop at Interaccess in 2011.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:
Refund requests are granted if received 10 business days or more prior to the workshop date. Exceptions to this policy will be clearly stated.

Have questions about Motors Part 1: AC/DC & Mechanical Mayhem? Contact InterAccess

When & Where

InterAccess Studio
9 Ossington Ave
Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7

Thursday, 11 April 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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InterAccess is a teaching facility, production studio, and public gallery dedicated to the creative use of technology, electronic art, and new media culture.

In 2013, InterAccess celebrated our 30th anniversary and we look forward to the next 30 years of producing and presenting electronic and digital art.

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