Let me just open this by saying I know this is kind of a dumb and lazy question, but I have little experience with motors and am incredibly interested in this concept.
I was recently thinking about where to find motors in common appliances, when I suddenly remembered that pencil sharpeners have motors. I did some research on different kinds of sharpeners and potential motors, but got lost in Amazon pages and DIY Youtube videos. I would just take apart a pencil sharpener myself, but I only have one pencil sharpener that is in decent condition (no reason to waste a perfectly good appliance) and am incredibly impatient, so my options are limited. I did a quick search of the forums, but nothing came up.
I want to know is if anyone has taken apart any electric pencil sharpeners and how have they been used in modding?
Could it be easier/less expensive to obtain motors/other parts from pencil sharpeners/appliances?
I have no idea. Hopefully we will all learn something from this (unless it gets locked for being a lame topic).
Edited by An unnamed cell, 02 May 2017 - 06:56 PM.