Nifty Brake Switch

Posted by Ed Sparks at 2/13/2001 6:27 PM EST

Engineer on team #34, The Rockets, from Bob Jones High / New Century High and DaimlerChrysler.

Want to be able to turn those Victor’s brakes on (say when you are on the bridge)? Fasten a magnet to one of the servo’s link arms and rotate that magnet past a couple of reed switches that are wired to the Victors where the brake/coast jumper is (use a PWM cable). Pay attention to what your servo does when the power is removed from OI and program wisely!

Posted by Al Skierkiewicz at 2/14/2001 1:50 PM EST

Engineer on team #111, Wildstang, from Wheeling High & Rolling Meadows High and Motorola.

In Reply to: Nifty Brake Switch
Posted by Ed Sparks on 2/13/2001 6:27 PM EST:

Cool idea Ed, thanks. I am going to pass that one on.
Al

Posted by Justin Stiltner at 2/19/2001 12:03 AM EST

Student on team #388, Epsilon, from Grundy High School and NASA, American Electric Power, Town of Grundy.

In Reply to: Nifty Brake Switch
Posted by Ed Sparks on 2/13/2001 6:27 PM EST:

: Want to be able to turn those Victor’s brakes on (say when you are on the bridge)? Fasten a magnet to one of the servo’s link arms and rotate that magnet past a couple of reed switches that are wired to the Victors where the brake/coast jumper is (use a PWM cable). Pay attention to what your servo does when the power is removed from OI and program wisely!

We did somthing similar last year with a servo and contact switches.

Justin Stiltner
Team #388
Epsilon
Grundy Va,