An attachment for a motor to tune a guitar

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DonnellyCircuits

Joined Nov 1, 2015
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Hello!
For a Uni project I'm making an automated guitar tuner. I've got almost everything in place I just need to get the motor to spin the tuning peg.
I have this motor http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-14RPM-2-Wires-High-Torque-Electric-Geared-Box-Reduction-Motor-UK-SELLER-/281929603585?hash=item41a4505a01
And the best I could do was to drill a hole into a highlighter lid and slip it over the motor shaft and put a screw through to hold it in place which worked! But the plastic has begun to tear open and it's now useless. Metal is stronger than plastic. I've attached a picture of my attempt.

So I've bought this motor, because it has a better shaft (I've read) http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/dc-geared-motors/0420653/

Does anyone have any ideas of how I could attach an oval-ish shape around ½-1" deep that will fit over an average-sized tuning peg?

Something akin to https://www.roadietuner.com

Thanks everyone!
 

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GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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@DonnellyCircuits
It seems like the body of a BIC lighter or PEZ dispenser could fit. The BIC lighter is stronger but more dangerous to open up (residual fluid will be flammable). I think the fat (large capacity) style will fit a key.

Or, get a piece of hardwood and drill two 3/8" holes next to each other to make an oval. The cut around them to make the part. Drill a though-hole to allow mounting to the motor. Epoxy a flat metal base plate to the bottom to with a "key" to the flat spot on the motor to insure it does not get rounded out. I hope you could understand that because it made perfect sense in my head.
 

hp1729

Joined Nov 23, 2015
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Hello!
For a Uni project I'm making an automated guitar tuner. I've got almost everything in place I just need to get the motor to spin the tuning peg.
I have this motor http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-14RPM-2-Wires-High-Torque-Electric-Geared-Box-Reduction-Motor-UK-SELLER-/281929603585?hash=item41a4505a01
And the best I could do was to drill a hole into a highlighter lid and slip it over the motor shaft and put a screw through to hold it in place which worked! But the plastic has begun to tear open and it's now useless. Metal is stronger than plastic. I've attached a picture of my attempt.

So I've bought this motor, because it has a better shaft (I've read) http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/dc-geared-motors/0420653/

Does anyone have any ideas of how I could attach an oval-ish shape around ½-1" deep that will fit over an average-sized tuning peg?

Something akin to https://www.roadietuner.com

Thanks everyone!
I can't see what the details of the motor are, but for custom plastic parts there is Proto-dough. It melts at about the temperature of hot water and you can mold it to your needs.
http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_2208286_-1
Or get yourself to someone who has a 3-D printer?
 
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