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Unread 09-15-2017, 01:40 PM   #1
Borgqueenx
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Motor spooling up wire to maximum amount, easy?

I will probaly have to work with an arduino board, so im wondering how hard it will be to have a switch that i can reverse polarity with, that controls a motor.
The idea is that the motor spools up a wire to a maximum amount i can set and change, and then with a switch goes back to the position it started with.
This is for a animatronic that i'm making.

Help would be appriciated!
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Unread 09-20-2017, 11:42 PM   #2
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Unless you understand software programing I must advice you not to go with audinos unless you really have the money to spend on it.

I'm assuming something went wrong with the dpdt switch.
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Unread 09-29-2017, 12:35 PM   #3
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Can you put a stop on the wire that triggers a limit switch?

If you actually need to measure out a particular number of turns, you may need to look at using a step motor, which is a fair bit more complicated than a regular old DC motor. But, it'd work!
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