Ok, I said I was going to take a month off of my dome drive adventures but today I was drawn back into it with another one of my bright ideas. First I got a different inexpensive (underpowered) motor and gearbox at a hobby shop. I also got another speed controller. Well, no matter what I did the same problem happened. The motor would spin for a few seconds and then quit. Even when I moved it to the channel that was running the wheels. And I even tried several speed controllers.
I don't know what's going on. But I do know that I cut myself several times. Once the gear spun wildly and the exposed area between my fingers was ground down quite nicely. And this was after I burned myself touching the terminals while holding the motor. And puncturing one of my fingers with the wire. Just crazy stuff. Maybe I'll have to sacrifice a live goat on the new moon to overcome this dome drive jinx.
Crazy, I know but you do what you have to to complete the project.