Electromechanical help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by peter359, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. peter359

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    Feb 1, 2007
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    Project that electronically opens and closes 1/4" hole in very small area.
    What would work ? A solenoid ? A 2 step step motor ? Anything else?
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. kubeek

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    In what way should it close the hole?
     
  3. beenthere

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    Hi,

    Have a small motor run a shutter back and forth.
     
  4. wireaddict

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    You'll probably have to decide that for yourself; here are two more ideas: a solenoid operated blade that covers & uncovers the hole; a motor & gearbox that rotates a butterfly to do the same.
     
  5. thingmaker3

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    If the "very small area" is big enough for a half-inch diameter shutter, a regular old motor could turn the thing.
     
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