Beer Tap Proximity Circuit for dummy

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by BeerMaker, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. BeerMaker

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    Preface: I make beer, not rocket ships.
    Ability: Avid tinkerer.
    Project: Halloween costume for beer keg.
    Goal: When a person pulls a beer tap forward to receive a pint, a simple DC motor runs for 5-10 seconds and resets.
    Specifics: I'm sure I will use incorrect nomenclature here, but the simplicity of it all should validate my meanings. The drinker need only pull the tap to initiate motor. A proximity detector sound right to start with. Do these work with light, motion or heat? It may be dark, whats best?
    Have: I have the motor and power and tapper...beer is a given.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ron H

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    What will the motor do?
     
  3. BeerMaker

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    The tap is mounted to a Frankenstein monster cutout atop the keg. When filling a beer, the motor simply spins the eyeballs in a cartoonish googly manner.
     
  4. Steve C

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    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009
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