Mounting the magnet onto the motor

What is the best way to mount the magnet onto the motor axis?

What is the best way to fix the magnetic-sensor-board.

Are there any 3d-printable sensor-housings or things like that for specific gimbal or other motors.

Would appreciate any help.

It depends on your motor but at leas for me it generally works with a little bit of glue.

If you have a shallow shat you can design a specific magnet holder. …something like this:


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  1. Quality, specialized two-part metal epoxy. Do not use superglue, or any other household grade glue, it degrades with time, or has different temperature expansion coefficient than metal and will crack with time. You must make sure the diametrically magnetized magnet is perfectly centered. I had a case where I bought a very expensive servo which misbehaved and when I opened it I discovered the magnet was off-center. Removing a glued magnet is nearly impossible because usually it involves heating which will immediately kill your Nd magnet, especially the cheap chinese ones, they turn into pumpkins at as low as 80oC (that’s lower than boiling water). Had to throw the servo away, because the magnet was so well glued inside the shaft I could not chisel it away without destroying the motor. Especially for motors, they get sometimes so hot, make sure you buy quality diametric magnets which can survive at least 100oC (boiling water). Buy a magnet, dunk it in boiling water, and check if it’s still good, better than gluing it first and finding it turns into a dud after a few days. Very common mistake.

  2. As @JorgeMaker mentioned it may be a good idea to use a 3d printed insert, this way if you make a mistake, it’s trivial to pull the insert, scoop the magnet out with pliers and try again. And don’t heat the insert with a hot air gun to soften it, see #1. Also, 3d insert will give you the perfect center alignment.

  1. Design your 3d and print it. May not be the answer you want but it’s the only one. There may be some holders out there on the multitude of 3d printing libraries, worth checking but this is so niche that i would be surprised if you find one that fits exactly your motor.

  2. Many gumball motors come complete with a magnet, sensor and housing together, it may be best if you just buy the combo, it will save you a ton of headache. I am assuming you mean the angular hall sensors, not the three-hall sensored motors with the sensors inside the coils.

Hope that helps.

Looks nice.
Thank you!

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Do you have a shop at hand where I can get gimbal-motor including a angular sensor? My googling did not reveal anything useful. Thanks in advance!!!

Small and relatively inexpensive

Large, powerful and expensive

Not sure if they all come with magnets though.

Thank you very much. I found some others now on AliExpress (PM3505, PM3510 and PM4315)