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Offline KeppnertjTopic starter

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distance kill switch
« on: February 16, 2009, 09:32:31 PM »
Hello to all,

First of I have really no idea what I am doing in regards to sensors.

I am trying to create an eight sensor kill switch of sorts

the poor excuse for an idea: :-\
What I would like to do, is that when one sensor detects a wall/object a 3v cut off switch for that motion activates.
For example: the arm is about to hit a glass vase the sensor detects it, sends the signel to a display monitor (showing a fairly accurate distance). then sends 3v to a relay to turn of that movement.

My problem is i have no idea how to put this to gether and make a prototype, nore what i will need to acomplish this.
Any help would be great.

Thank you for your time

Keppner
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 03:15:25 PM by Keppnertj »

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Re: distance kill switch
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 11:24:38 PM »
well do you want it to avoid only expensive things like vases? if so this would be quite a hard feat to achieve
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Re: distance kill switch
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 11:50:19 PM »
walls, vases, people, mounds of dirt, anything

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Re: distance kill switch
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 01:24:31 PM »
after doing some reading, an IR sensor is not the best way to go for my outdoor use. Ultra sonic seems to be my other option.

My range that i am trying to cover is 3" to 15" give or take, mainly outdoor use in all weather situations. Also posibly in a very noisy enviroment

any recomendations?
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 11:47:21 AM by Keppnertj »

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Re: distance kill switch
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 01:33:04 PM »
hey i was just thinking if you have a killswitch activate everytime it gets close to something wouldnt that get reaaaaly anoying?
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Re: distance kill switch
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 02:32:02 PM »
hey i was just thinking if you have a killswitch activate everytime it gets close to something wouldnt that get reaaaaly anoying?

not for my project.
i am trying to avoid damage to object and itself. i am building somthing kinda big
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 03:13:56 PM by Keppnertj »

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Re: distance kill switch
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 03:15:27 AM »
Are you using a microcontroller? If so, you could whip up something quick in code to poll a sonar sensor and stop movement if the distance is below a set threshold.

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