DC Gear motor -How to reverse?

My students and I want to make combat bots from scratch ( 10 lbs or less). I think these will work for our needs and budget. My question is can these motors reverse rotation by changing the wires on the terminals?

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Hi @thogan and welcome to our forum.

Yes, it does reverse when you invert polarity.

Feel free to ask anything else.

@thogan Welcome to the RobotShop Community. @igor_X already addressed changing the wires, so I just wanted to add that in a “robot” setup, you would need a motor controller. Check out Lesson 5 here (and feel free to take a look at the rest of the series):

Since you’re likely going to use a DC gear motor:

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