Recommended Motors

DC Gearbox Motors

These DC motors have a gear box already built in, and wires attached, so they're super easy to use:

DC Gearbox Motor - "TT Motor" - 200RPM - 3 to 6VDC

PRODUCT ID: 3777
Perhaps you've been assembling a new robot friend, adding a computer for a brain and other fun personality touches. Now the time has come to let it leave the nest and fly on...

We also have a wide range of matching wheels:

Orange and Clear TT Motor Wheel for TT DC Gearbox Motor

PRODUCT ID: 3766
Usually when one needs an orange wheel it's a garnish for a cocktail, like a tasty Sidecar. And speaking of cars, this wheel is for driving, not...

Thin White Wheel for TT DC Gearbox Motors - 65mm Diameter

PRODUCT ID: 3763
We're keepin' it wheel with this one! Plastic gear-box motors (also known as 'TT' motors) are an easy and low cost way to get your projects moving. But...

Skinny Wheel for TT DC Gearbox Motors

PRODUCT ID: 3757
Plastic gear-box motors (also known as 'TT' motors) are an easy and low cost way to get your projects moving. But we've noticed that there are not a lot of nice TT motor...

Other accessories are available, check the Adafruit shop for "TT Motor" items for the wide range of add-ons available.

Servo-style DC motor

If you need a motor that is very compact (but not very powerful) these DC-in-servo-body motors can do the job:

DC Motor in Micro Servo Body

PRODUCT ID: 2941
This tiny DC Motor in Micro Servo Body is an interesting motor - it's the same size and shape as our micro servo but it isn't a servo. It's...

Which can be used with this wheel:

Wheel for Micro Continuous Rotation FS90R Servo

PRODUCT ID: 2744
We're keepin' it wheel with this one!Need a great drive solution for your little robotic friends? This black plastic Micro Continuos...

Non-Geared DC Motor

Non-geared DC motors are very weak but very fast: great for fans:

DC Toy / Hobby Motor - 130 Size

PRODUCT ID: 711
These are standard '130 size' DC hobby motors. They come with a wider operating range than most toy motors: from 4.5 to 9VDC instead of 1.5-4.5V. This range makes them perfect...
This guide was first published on May 16, 2018. It was last updated on May 16, 2018. This page (Recommended Motors) was last updated on Apr 23, 2019.