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Offline TheBadgerTopic starter

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Motor up and down motion
« on: February 28, 2011, 02:03:59 AM »
Hi so I am having trouble thinking this up as I don't have any kind of software to draw what I want and I totally suck at mechanics.

Anyway I am after building something which will open and close a plug on a water tank by lifting it up and shutting it when I want to, controlled by a motor controller and a PIC all isolated and I will think about waterproofing later.

But yeah, I am thinking to attach a servo to a rod which will then be attached to the bottom of the plug this will obviously have to be outside the flushing pipe of the plug, I am really not sure how to get it to lift up and down.

Any help would be grand.

Offline Metal Slug 2

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Re: Motor up and down motion
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 07:37:08 AM »
If you are simply trying to open and close a plug on a water tank (I am assuming you wish to control the water level of the tank by releasing water when required?), why not try the following idea:
This method would provide a waterproof solution to your problem.
Hope it helps =).

Offline Jim the Hermit

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Re: Motor up and down motion
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 10:01:08 AM »
A lot easier way is to use a solenoid (google: water solenoid).  If you really need an up/down motion google: firgelli linear actuators.

Offline Soeren

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Re: Motor up and down motion
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 09:18:53 PM »
*Hi,

[...] I totally suck at mechanics.

A good reason to get one of either of these.


Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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