Building a slit-scan camera–where to buy electrical components?

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  1. akitakita

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    Thought I'd try here as others may have tried the same thing–Andrew Davidhazy, an RIT professor, has plans for a lens-mounted slit-scan box here http://people.rit.edu/andpph/text-slit-scan.html. Does anyone know where I could find the electrical components needed to complete the project (the motor and rollers?) Google hasn't turned up anything that looks right.
     
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    Stepper motors are not smooth, you will need analog motor drive.
    For gears, bearings etc try Stock Drive Products/sterling Instruments... http://www.sdp-si.com/
    For precision gears and timing belts etc W.M. Berg... http://www.wmberg.com/
    Small Parts out of Miami Lakes is now part of Amazon.
     
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    You can also look at RC Hobby and Animatronics suppliers.

    Marc
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys, I'll start there.

    Andrew
     
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    clock motor maybe--from an old analog clock. They are high torque geared down and made for timing. 1 revolution per minute--you control the shutter with the roller diameter then.
     
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    Another place to look for smallish pulleys, gears, and toothed belts - Old inkjet printers. They often contain small stepper motors that can be liberated for other purposes.