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Basic servo components
« on: July 06, 2006, 06:33:34 PM »
Hi,
>  I'm new at this.  I want to build or buy something that will release a
> switch from around 200 yards away.  I have built a bird release trap that
> requires a manual switch to spring it.  What I want to do is control this
> switch with a remote control from at least 200 yards away.  I know I need a
> servo unit, some type of low voltage armature or switch and a remote control
> unit.  What should I buy for this basic operation?  If it's possible I would
> like to control multiple servos with one remote control unit.
>
> Scott

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Re: Basic servo components
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 11:03:58 AM »
So you are thinking of mechanically moving the manual switch with a remote control servo, right?

Just one quick thought, ever think of making your trap autonomous?
Meaning, you have a sensor that detects the bird or whatever and just springs it by itself, while your busy eating pizza and filming squirrels or whatever . . .  :P

This article should help you go remote control:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/remote_control_robot.shtml
You just hook up a servo to a reciever. The reciever hooks up to a battery. And a remote sends commands to the reciever. The HS-311 servo is the cheapest in the market.

In terms of simplicity you may just want to consider getting 200yds of wiring. When they blow up buildings everything involves very long wires connected to a switch . . .

 


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