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    Tilt switch test rig

    David yep thats normally how its done, certain details are obtained about the clock in question, i don't know what is asked, but the 15 degrees is always the same yes, full instructions are provided i understand with pictures The manufacturer does try to get the yearly clock service if...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Thanks David, the prefered method is to pre set as much as possible leaving the client to set the angle onsite, we prefer to keep people out of the control box if possible, warranty is voided if they remove that lid, you can only imagine what happens if the average user is let loose with a screw...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Yep just my feeling not much angle to work with, the manufacturer wanted the smaller angle the better he said then the motor can trigger more often and move less each time. Yes simpler the better, i was wondering further to use a small pendulum attached to say a 50mm cog driving say a 25mm...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Just another thought, just been looking at rotary encoder incremental type, seem to give pluses out on 2 pins allowing direction to be worked, I'm not interested in direction, but maybe counting pulses in either direction and acting on a particular number is another way to do the job, bounce...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Hippy yep i will try that in the first instance and see if i get anything either useful or repeatable. I think regards the rig i will ask the manufacturer to make something much more like the clock movement if he can, so i have a better basis for testing, not to say the existing setup hasn't...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Phil that's the problem I guess getting a snap action when the whole assembly rotates, only really have gravity to go against, the floor can be a couple of metres below, not supposed to attach anything else to the clock and the motor can be fitted at any angle and clocks drive in different...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Thank you papaof2 i was half worried about vibration with the test rig since the motor didn't run too smooth at its slowest speed, on a turret clock there will be some vibration as it ticks but not expecting it to be the problem thats causing the issues. The clock re-triggers around every...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    rq3 I am sure your right but need to start somewhere, it seems its got a reprogrammed output I can use, I don't have any experience with this sort of thing and nowhere to turn, off-axis planar is what I was looking for ideally says someone that doesn't know what he's talking about. I will try...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Ok i have revised my interface board i have removed the alternating pulsed DC setup, since the general feeling thats its over kill and unlikely to be the reasons for failure in the short term anyway. I have added a PWM output on C2 and have included a 10k pull down resistor to ground to go to...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    I just wonder if the very very slow speed that i am tilting will it will sense it or not, the motor on the chiming side of the clock don't move at all till the clock chimes i'm quite sure it would pick up movement very well, just the clock side that might struggle as may any kind of sensor, i...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Phil yes looks like magic code, i would say i'm better altering my pins to allow the use of C4, since i am already usings C0, Oh and read the 382 page manual, thats some manual
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Looking for on-axis and off-axis magnetic position sesnor with analog output, best i can find is the MLX90371, actual part number being MLX90371GDC-BCC-300-SP maybe rq3 will have 5 mins to see if he thinks its suitable? It does seem to support both on-axis and off-axis planar detection and seems...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Phil you laugh but my thread "Vmusic2 cockrill" is possibly the start of something exactly like that, its a project where there are multiple motor, i have not seen the project yet, but i started the tread because one item that was required was the playing of a cockrill track as required and...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Dave i am already doing more than this with a 08m2, so driving an led to mimick what the switch is doing must only be a few extra lines of code, look at my previous thread "switching issues" last post #82 you can find my current code Yes i am still interested in this too i hope to have a chat...
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    Tilt switch test rig

    Thanks Phil for ongoing ideas, the arm only wants to move through an arc of 15 degrees and needs to do that over a 15min period thats the hard bit its moving just so slowly, going to be a really fine balance, not sure i can drive the motor slow enough in the weight direction. i want to cover...
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