3. Enclosing motor part A

In this part we will be enclosing the motor into its first enclosure, which is done by sandwhiching the motor by two sled pieces. For this part, you will need hot glue, the motor sleds, and the wired motor.

With your motor, obtain the two sled 3D printed pieces as well.

Apply hot glue in one row to one of the sleds.

Here’s what the hot glue should look like.

Insert the motor into the sled, with the wires forming a parallel line segment to the edge of the sleds. Press down on the motor to ensure a secure connection.

Apply hot glue in one row to the other sled.

Here’s what the hot glue should look like.

Insert the DC motor and sled into the other sled. Press down to ensure it sticks properly.

The edges of the two sleds should be flush with each other.

Apply hot glue around the front face of the motor. Do not place glue in the area that the shaft extends from to avoid it from jamming.

Here’s what the hot glue should look like once applied.

Flip the sled assembly around, and apply hot glue to the back of the motor. Be overly generous in the amount used here, but try not to extend the amound of glue beyond the boundary of the sled.

Here’s what the hot glue should look like when complete. Ensure the wire terminals are completely covered, with some excess in order to provide a strain relief.

Congrats! Your motor is ready for the next step.
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