So I'm trying to run a motor and lights 9n a costume. I've got the lights working in 12v,but the small motor I have goes too fast at 12v. Luke and the internet suggested using a 7805 voltage regulator to drop the 12v down to 5v. But now it seems like the motor isn't drawing enough current at startup to get going.
@gibbtall uploaded a file: IMG_20170618_190930.jpg and commented: This is the dumpy motor. It runs fine on 5 or 12v alone. But if I try to put 12v through the regulator it doesn't run or goes suuuuper slow.
I'm willing to change the motor, I have another 12v motor sitting here, but it's too fast. Gearing either motor would be too complicated mechanical and would be prone to breakage.
End result should be a roughly 60rpm motor with a reasonable amount of torque, in case of slosh, running off of a 12v power source.