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by ZebH
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Using Arduino to Detect if a Motor is Under Strain
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Using Arduino to Detect if a Motor is Under Strain

Hi all,

Just wondering if it possible to detect how much strain a motor is under and stop the motor if it is over a certain threshold? (I am using Arduino)

Any help with this problem would be great!

Thanks
by ZebH
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: LEGO linkage walkers wander under Arduino control!
Replies: 1
Views: 65

LEGO linkage walkers wander under Arduino control!

These look pretty neat!
https://blog.arduino.cc/2019/09/27/this ... o-control/

Not much good off-road I imagine, but one day....
by ZebH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Entries Are Open! Give a Yell Once You Have Entered!
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Re: Entries Are Open! Give a Yell Once You Have Entered!

What! I hope I have more competition than this!
by ZebH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking at Getting a Soldering Iron Station
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Looking at Getting a Soldering Iron Station

......Dad has just bought one of these!
https://www.jaycar.co.nz/48w-temperatur ... n/p/TS1564

He said I can use it, so I don't think I will buy one of my own quite yet!

How does this one compare with the one you mentioned above?

Thanks very much!
by ZebH
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking at Getting a Soldering Iron Station
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Looking at Getting a Soldering Iron Station

Hi all,

I am looking at getting a Soldering Iron Station.

It needs to have a fairly small tip, have a decent range of temperature control and be good quality because it will be used regularly!

What would your recommended?

Thanks!
by ZebH
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Linear Actuator
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Linear Actuator

Will do, thanks very much Mr Liam!
by ZebH
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Linear Actuator
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Linear Actuator

Thanks Mr Liam!

Can it give more detailed outputs than 1 for extended and 0 for not extended?

Thanks again!
by ZebH
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Linear Actuator
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Linear Actuator

... The diagram of how to wire it up?

3 and 1 are connected and 2 measures the resistance? Is that how it works?

And it also says it is a POSITION CALP so that means it measures how far in or out the metal pole is? (so definitely not a linear actuator!)

Thanks!
by ZebH
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Linear Actuator
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Linear Actuator

Here is a picture I drew of the symbol!
20190813_130541.jpg
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by ZebH
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Our Main Discussion Forum
Topic: Section in Code Repeating as if Button is Always Pressed
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Section in Code Repeating as if Button is Always Pressed

Hi all,

I have followed the Internal pull-up Resistor section of this tutorial http://www.gammon.com.au/switches

So I used the "INPUT_PULLUP" command and wiring! (So no resistor and no connection to the 5V line).

Thanks for all your help!