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 Hardwired moving rangefinder

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Hardwired moving rangefinder
« on: Oct 15, 2015, 12:46 PM »
Hey everyone I have recently started a legacy kit and i wanted to add a moving rangefinder that i could control from a gaunt.  Being that I cannot program anything and have no knowledge of advanced circuits and servos and things i think I have figured out a mechanical  system to move my RF.  I don't know how to draw an official schematic but here is what I have come up with.  Sorry it's a google docs because i can't get stupid photobucket to work and I don't remember how I added pictures last time.
https://drive.google.com/a/orange.k12.nc.us/file/d/0B6UKHCFEfjzmRHV3SlVmbzZfeXc/view?usp=sharing
Please excuse my crappy paint drawing :laugh:Anyway, the boxy looking thing in the middle is a relay.  Switch 2 gives power to the motor and switch one reverses the direction that the motor will spin.  So in theory i just have to hook up a cheap motor to the RF and stick it in my bucket. i would only have to run 4 wires down to my gaunt and I could just bundle them together and slid them down my sleeve.  For those that don't know how a relay works the right diagram is a basic explanation.  When power is applied to the 2 terminals on the left it makes an electro magnet that switches the contacts.  Let me know what ya'll think. :P ;)

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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #1 on: Oct 15, 2015, 12:47 PM »
You'll need to set it to 'anyone with the link can view'

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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #2 on: Oct 15, 2015, 12:48 PM »
Sorry about that  :laugh:  should be fixed ;)

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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2015, 04:09 PM »
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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #4 on: Nov 16, 2015, 11:59 AM »
Check out this tutorial over on TDH vod.  It's really detailed with all the parts and steps to make a remote controlled RF servo.  I bought all the parts I needed for mine on Ebay for about $40.  With just some basic soldering skills, this shouldn't be too hard.  :)

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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #5 on: Nov 16, 2015, 05:45 PM »
ok thanks :D

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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #6 on: Nov 17, 2015, 08:38 AM »
Apologies vod, I meant to post the link!!  Sorry about that!  :P

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/rs-zip-zap-mini-rc-rf-servo-tutorial-25704/

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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #7 on: Nov 17, 2015, 10:01 AM »
awesome, thanks :D  that looks a lot easier :laugh:

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Re: Hardwired moving rangefinder
« Reply #8 on: Nov 17, 2015, 10:07 AM »
Nice to see this again ... I did the ZipZap mod back in 07-08 ...  ;)
 But the Tut got lost in the Many updates since then .. It does Work Well  ;)

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