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Mechanics and Construction => Mechanics and Construction => Topic started by: Perry9394 on May 20, 2015, 12:02:11 PM

Title: need help for a newbie project
Post by: Perry9394 on May 20, 2015, 12:02:11 PM
I am doing this little project that I want to have a panel flip up and down 90 degrees, the panel is only 12x 6 x and 1 lb, I would like to have the flip motion to complete within a second, and controlled by either 3-poition toggle switch, or couple push switches.  Can anyone tell me what kind of parts I need in order to get this setup for 12V DC circuit?
Title: Re: need help for a newbie project
Post by: mklrobo on May 21, 2015, 07:46:26 AM
 ;D Hello!
Sounds like you need a locking solenoid. I think mouser used to sell these, Digikey might have them.
When the first volt pulse comes in the solenoid pulls in and locks into a position. Another voltage,
and the solenoid unlocks and goes to the other extreme. I have not seen on of these in a long time.
You may be able to get by with a locking relay, which controls a 2 solenoids; push pull effect.
May this idea well help unlock your options. Good luck!   ;) :) :D ;D
Title: Re: need help for a newbie project
Post by: artbyrobot1 on July 10, 2015, 03:44:20 PM
I think you can do this with either a stepper motor or servo motor, an arduino, and a battery.